“Do you realise that when you give a shilling to a beggar you are giving it to yourself?
Do you realise that when you help a dog over a stile you yourself are being helped?
Do you realise when you kick a man when he is down, you are kicking yourself? Give him another kick, you deserve it!”

~ Wei Wu Wei

I do enjoy Wei Wu Wei’s spiritual down-to-earthiness and English wit. It always makes me stop and reflect.

Let’s all slow down and choose how we want to be in the world.


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 💛

17 comments on “We are One

  1. So profound and beautiful, Val ❤

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  2. Good one Val. I shared it to Facebook :)!

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  3. Ha-ha, brilliant! I read some of his stuff back in the day — one of the unfathomables, at times, like Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. H ❤

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  4. Wonderful, Val!
    our most pressing concern:
    what we’re doing
    for others 🙂

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  5. My younger brother bought lunch for a homeless man recently. He (my brother, that is) doesn’t always come across as kind or generous, but I remember even when he was little that he was troubled by homelessness. So when my mother shared this with me the other day, it moved me.. and it made me wonder if I would be willing to show the same compassion if I were in his shoes.

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  6. A unique wit and important message. I completely agree that we get what we give – it’s all connected. Lovely post, Val. ❤

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  7. Very true! Reminds me of that old saying, “if you want a friend, be a friend.” What we do to others we are ultimately doing to ourselves.

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  8. Beautiful and so true.

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