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“Think of the dirt beneath your feet and the skies above.
Do they give any thought to death? Of course not.
What one does not have cannot be taken away.
Therefore the sage pays no mind to status or rank,
and so is always in the perfect position;
Is not drawn off by any one thing, and so remains amongst them all.
True self-fulfillment arises in the absence of the ego.”*

~ Lao Tzu

Words to inspire us on our journey.

Be as nature. Without attachment or fear. Pay no attention to status and find fulfillment in simply being a part of it all.

… and don’t listen to your ego, who will tell you otherwise!



*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David. Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 168-176). 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 💛

24 comments on “Tao Inspiration – Be as nature

  1. Love this message – great way to start my week!

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Very true! Been reading Merton recently on Zen. Perfect reminder to start the week. Peace ~

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  3. I love everything about the game of Bridge . . . except for the Egos intent on collecting Master’s Points due to a “silly” desire for status and rank. Now, when an Ego asks me why I’m not interested in joining the ACBL or accumulating MP’s, I’ll tell them, “Lao Tzu warned me not to.” 😀

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  4. Some days, we’re the only ones who see our contribution – but it’s still there.

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  5. amazing, thank you x

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Perfect, Val. Perfect!! Bless you from the bottom of my Heart!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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  7. “Be as nature.” Yes… ❤

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  8. It is a simple fact how nature heals yet it is a profound reminder each time we ponder how exactly nature helps us understand life deeply and fully.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Brilliant, I love this Val!

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Never heard an ego tell the truth! Great post Val 💚💕

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Beautiful and inspiring–offering so much freedom! Thank you, Val.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. carterwild

    Thank you for this post-really loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

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