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The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart

by Willie Nelson

Other authors: Turk Pipkin

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Great for fans. Interesting to read. ( )
  remikit | May 15, 2011 |
I love the Tao Te Ching. I love Willie Nelson. Enough said. ( )
  wade_coleman | May 4, 2009 |
"The Tao of Willie" (Nelson), makes me wanna catch tne next flight to Vancouver or at least Seattle, barring that, the original source material, the "Tao Te Ching" (no copyright, circa 500 B.C.) will always suffice. You gotta love the guy, and this quick read will only make you love him more. One of a kind, Willie, still tokin' on into his 70th decade (b. 1933).

He wrote the songs he sings. One of the greatest Country Music songwriters. He is a meditator, a Tae Kwan Do expert (69 years old when he earned his black belt), married 4 times, 5 children (4 boys and a girl), so he knows whatof he speaks. He has written 2500 songs, and this is his 8th book. Time to listen, if you haven't already, world, this cowboy is a survivor and a wise, wise old man.

For instance, from a chapter on "Things I've Had to Learn Twice": "Make your choice and stick with it....No, wait, that's not it...but it could be, I guess. Is it too late to change my mind?"
  kerowackie | Jul 12, 2008 |
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When something positive occurs, it contains within it the seeds of negative and positive. -- The Tao Te Ching
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. -- Willie Nelson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159240197X, Hardcover)

National icon Willie Nelson has evolved over the years from country music outlaw swimming against a Whiskey River to a Zen-like figure of wisdom and contentment. In this autobiographical collection of life advice, The Tao of Willie, one of America’s truest hearts reveals the spiritual and practical lessons learned from decades of hard knocks and good bounces.

This inspiring and entertaining collection of "Willie wisdom" takes us from his days as a young boy in Texas where he learns to respect his elders, to his roadhouse days when he united redneck rockers, long-haired hippies and straight-laced country music fans, to the mega-sized benefit concerts and environmentalism that define his boundless heart. And there are plenty of his favorite jokes along the way.

With stories that will both make you laugh out loud and look deep inside yourself, he shows us how the Willie way — and the way of the Tao — can also be your way. Let Willie’s common sense approach to life awaken you to the happiness that already exists in your own heart. With Willie as your guide, join the river of life and you’ll be carried on an amazing journey.

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Country music icon Willie Nelson has evolved over the years from an outlaw swimming against a Whiskey River to a Zen-like figure of wisdom and contentment. In this autobiographical collection of life advice, one of America's truest hearts reveals the spiritual and practical lessons learned from decades of hard knocks and good bounces. This collection of "Willie wisdom" takes us from his days as a young boy in Texas where he learned to respect his elders, to his roadhouse days when he united redneck rockers, long-haired hippies and straight-laced country music fans, to the mega-sized benefit concerts and environmentalism that define his boundless heart. And there are plenty of his favorite jokes along the way. Let Willie's common-sense approach to life awaken you to the happiness that already exists in your own heart.--From publisher description.… (more)

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