River of Life
River Of Life by Heather Hennick

Tao is the unknowable fundamental of the universe.

Follow its current,

And it is the source of joy and wonder.

Fight against it,

And it is merely a refuge.

Eloquent words and admirable deeds yield profit,

But those lacking such things, do they not come from Tao as well?

Your greatest gift is to be a conduit for Tao.*

~ Lao Tzu


The last line really resonated today. To be a conduit of the goodness and wholeness of our very nature would be the best gift for all of us to share.


*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 836-842). . 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 💛

20 comments on “* Tao Inspiration ☯ – Follow the Current

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    The last line resonated for me to, Val. It reminds me of what a teacher once told me – to “be a hollow flute.”

    That way, I think, Tao or Love can flow through and express through you in your own unique song.

    Thanks Val. great way to start the morning.


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  2. Every time I visit you I take a deep breath and nod my head, “Yes.” Thank you, Val. ❤

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  3. So beautiful Val. Thankyou.

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  4. Just started reading the book The Tao of Pooh and loving it!

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  5. touching the conduit
    aware of the current
    contained in those wires 🙂

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  6. That is a wonderful aspiration, Val!

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  7. Beautiful words to begin my Sunday, thanks Val.

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  8. Yes, that’s my favorite line too ~> “Your greatest gift is to be a conduit for Tao.*

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