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Tao Inspiration – The Path to Serenity

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Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

~ Mitchell, Stephen. Tao Te Ching (Perennial Classics) . Harper Perennial. Kindle Edition.

“Do your work, then step back”. So simple, yet not easy to do when we are caught up in demanding jobs and the chaotic busyness of our techno driven lives.

We all need time to pause, reflect and replenish.Only then will we find true balance and the serenity in life.


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 💛

19 comments on “Tao Inspiration – The Path to Serenity

  1. Wonderful post, especially on a Monday morning. Thank you, Val.

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  2. Thanks for that bit of wisdom, Val.

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  3. Such wise words, Val. It’s fascinating how “trying too hard” often gets us the opposite of what we want.


  4. Hear, hear! ❤

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  5. Indeed so simple yet not so easy – lovely reminder as always appreciated having it.

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  6. The world expects you to be enslaved to technology. Well said!

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  7. Lovely and simple but so true!

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  8. wonderful post.


  9. Important reminder…thank you. 🙏🏻


  10. Just perfect right now in this moment! Thanks, Val. Many sweet blessings to you. ❤

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