In Taoism the Tao ‘Wu Wei’ is often compared to a river. When we talk about going with the flow, we are describing the Tao as having a definitive direction, just like a river flowing in a certain way. Since we live in the Tao, it is important to understand its direction, just as those who swim in a river must understand how its currents work and how this effects their ability to swim, or not.
Moving in flow with the Tao is like swimming downstream. It requires little or no effort at all and you can travel a large distance in a very short time without expending all your energy. Moving against the Tao is like swimming upstream. No matter how hard you try and how hard you swim against the flow of the river, you will struggle to get anywhere and very soon you become exhausted and will possibly drown.
This is why harmony, peace and love are emphasised in the teachings of the Tao. They represent the same flow as the Tao. The more you move with them, the more we experience the effortless grace that they bring to our lives. Life is smooth and easy, and you can go along way in a short time.
To swim with the flow, focus on the positives within your life. Like attracts like, so as soon as you mindfully turn your attention to the goodness of life, you start heading in the same direction. Even the smallest act of appreciation, like a slight movement of a fish to align itself to the powefful current of the river, can be all that you need to turn your life around.
Stop living your life of negativity, go with the flow of life, be thankful for the blessings your life has to offer you and open your heart to a new way of life.
Namaste with Love my Friends
As I was confronting a decision about work this morning, I really appreciate that I came across this posting. your words helped me find an answer for this decision.
When I learned this (and then re-learned it again and again) it made such a difference in my life – going with the flow of life rather than struggling against the flow because of some ego-driven desire has transformed my life xo
Well done Sara, keep up the good work 🙂
Reblogged this on Quarksire and commented:
……………Relates to my TODAY! hope it do to urs 2 🙂 frum da Q ……..harmony, peace and love are emphasised in the teachings of the Tao.
They represent the same flow as the Tao. The more you move with them, the more we experience the effortless grace that they bring to our lives. Life is smooth and easy, and you can go along way in a short time.
Reblogged this on Sindy's Saturday Satsang and commented:
Love it Mark.
Thank you my friend _/\_
love the comment about the fish. Today- I will feel for that direction and align my self. I will enjoy the mayflies and all good things that come my way for food! it’s the little things….
Enjoy the flow Mikey 🙂
Reblogged this on Energy Intuit and commented:
Beautiful statement on living in flow…
Reblogged this on Not Tomatoes and commented:
A lovely reminder…
ThanQ mark! namaste’ across da werld 2 U also ………peace-out Q
Thanks, Peace to you too 🙂