Tao wisdom on water
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Water teaches the wisdom of Tao:
It takes no pride in sustaining life.

Live near the flow.
Let the mysteries of life wash over you.
Be transparent.

Give part of yourself to everyone,
And remember every part is whole.
Allow natural order to lead the way
And do what must be done.

Do not fight the current,
And your head will remain above water.*

~ Lao Tzu

The wisdom of this passage from the Tao Te Ching touched me today. Water is a powerful  metaphor for living life in harmony.

Pause and dive into the many layers of this wisdom 🌊


*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David. Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 177-186). . 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 💛

29 comments on “Tao Wisdom – Water

  1. Beautiful, Val! As I walked along the incredibly aqua shore today I took in every gentle wave, every wistful bird running up to the water’s edge, and every dog chasing a ball his owner threw! Ah! Yes…water has such power, beauty, and BEING!
    Hope you are well…have a blessed day ❤

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  2. How precise about the life this words are.

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  3. Flowing with your post Val 💦🌈

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  4. I love this Val! Yes, flow.

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  5. Very nice post, Val. This is why I like to start the day next to a river.

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  6. Water is my element! It has such healing, soothing energy. Your quote makes me think about how I can improve the ‘flow’ in my day… thanks, as always, Val!

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  7. Water is my element too ~> here’s to going with the flow!

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  8. Great post! I don’t get to visit your site much, but it remains one of my favorite ones. ❤ I love what you post and it reminds me what I should be focusing on.

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  9. Val
    This is ageless and beautiful and water is the great power and the great healer of misery.
    Thank you for such a fine sharing.
    Much love


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  10. Lovely Val. I’m trying not to fight the current! Anita

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  11. I particularly like the taking no pride

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  12. Love Lao Tzu always, and especially love to ‘remember every part is whole.’ Indeed.


  13. There is something so beautiful with the saying of the Dao de Jing and Lao Zi. They are timeless, and I’ve read them many, many times…but each time I read them, I learn something new. Wonderful post, Val.


  14. Love this and so true.

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  15. “Do not fight the current, and your head will remain above water.” ~ I have experienced the truth of this.


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