push and pull
Photo from Pinterest

“The way of the universe is a symbiotic flow.
As one part pulls, another part pushes.
A part that has excess will lose. A part that is lacking will gain.

Presently, society acts against this flow.
Where there is abundance, there is power to acquire even more.
What is it when excess is freely offered, rather than accumulated?
It is the way of Tao.

The sage works without expectation of return:
Achieving without need for recognition,
Doing without dominating.” *

~ Lao Tzu


How relevant to society today. Yet the Tao te Ching dates back to the second century BC.
The wisdom is never ending as the universe continues to flow. May we find understanding in the balance of yin and yang in all things.



*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 1015-1026). . 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 💛

28 comments on “* Tao Inspiration – Push and Pull

  1. Perfect quote, Val and wow, what an amazing photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love this. Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Val
    It’s a fine choice to post, so relevant today

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Right on time. May we all find our way forward – together.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Actual post, Val 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Reblogged this on Beaming Light and commented:
    Divine timing from Val at findyourmiddleground.com. Thank you Val.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Thank you Val. This landed in my email at the most perfect timing…and I sincerely appreciate how this supports me this day. Namaste’ and Blessings abundant from my heart to yours.


  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Thank you for this today, Val. It is perfect. And the picture, so well chosen. I feel so sad right now. Past anger into deep mourning. This helps. It really does.
    Peace and love to you this day and forward. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out, given the truth in this quote.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I love this! You are so right, balance is the key…

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Wow, Val. Did this ever resonate! It actually gives me hope as I think the “flow” is the natural state which we will eventually flow back into. Yin and yang. The image is perfection.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. An excellent choice of quote Val.. Lao Tzu was so wise.. I hope we all soon learn to ease back into the flow and stop fighting it. Just perfect..

    I have been allowing myself time to flow back within my paint box.. and Loving the flow of my brush.. 🙂
    I hope you have a relaxing weekend Val.. Love and Hugs my friend 🙂 xx


  12. I loved the image you selected with this quote. Just perfect. And always such good and timely reminders from the timeless Lao Tzu. A heart-filled start to the day!


    Liked by 1 person

  13. Gorgeous photograph.


I'd love to hear from you ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: