To let the Tao become present in your life is to remain rooted in being—which is to say present, fully accepting of what is, lacking and wanting nothing. All doing that flows being is an extension of being—an expression of limitless and eternal power rooted in truth.
To let the Tao be present in your family is to accept all family members unconditionally, to love without limit, and to let truth flow freely. If the Tao is present, then this is easy because the truth that flows is profoundly beautiful and loving. Let your loved ones be. Let them go on their own journeys without adding mind-based judgment, shame, or guilt. A family routed in being will flourish.
To let the Tao be present in your country seems almost impossible in this modern world. No country comes even close to representing anything other than ego. What is possible, nonetheless, is the establishment of movements facilitated by technologies rooted in being. We can form virtual countries of people rooted in being and connected in union. From this position of truth, we can begin to influence institutions and politicians. But that isn’t the goal. Letting the Tao be present is the only goal.
The Tao Te Ching is a work of such profound beauty and truth that it is recognized only by looking within. When we stop treating this present moment as merely a means to get to the next moment, we begin to see, to feel, and to hear all the universe sing. Everything we desire is here. Now. Within. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.