This is one of my favorite quotes from Lao Tzu.  Why not take time to pause and reflect on the words and how they resonate with you today.

pearls of wisdom
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Knowing the world is intelligent.

Knowing yourself is enlightenment.

Bending the world to your will takes force.

Willing yourself to bend is true strength.

Succeeding in the world yields riches.

Being content with what is yields wealth.

Apply Tao to the physical world and you will have a long life.

See past the physical world to the enduring presence of Tao and death will lose its meaning.*



* Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 492-499). . Kindle Edition.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

15 comments on “* Inspiration – Tao knowing

  1. Very wise inspiration Val 😀

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  2. Wise words, thanks for sharing Val 🙂

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  3. Wonderful quote, Val! Many thanks.

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  4. Beautiful words. Thanks Val 🙂

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  5. Lots to think about tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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