The Five Ancient Rings of Destiny
by Jeroen Kloppenburg
few days ago I got back from visiting my sifu in Hong Kong. While
there I also visited Wong Tai Sin temple, a Daoist temple. Although
I have been to Hong Kong a few times, I actually have never visited
it before. What a brilliant oasis of peace in the middle of this
While there in the garden, I started reading Derek's latest book,
The Tao of Success. I have to be honest and say I misinterpreted
the title initially. I thought it was mostly about becoming
successful, because it seemed to be similar to books like Tao of
Marketing or Business. Of course, I was very wrong. This book has
everything I like about The Tao of Daily Life, and much more!
I really love the way Derek uses the stories to explain what he
wants to bring across, and the added explanation that reveal the
layers that are deeper into these stories.
Starting to read the first ring of spirituality in the garden of
that temple was just brilliant. I spent a few hours in a most
inspiring place with a most inspiring book. I feel that a new
chapter in my spiritual development has begun, thank you Derek!