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Welcome to Way of Tao, a site that celebrates nature's way of success. The power and purposefulness observed in nature reveals much about the human journey. Just as seeds follow inner clues in their development, we too are self directed. All living things are made stronger because of the changes taking place around them. Do not fight the very thing that guides you in your growth. Obstacles, like the dirt and rocks surrounding the seed, merely peel away the protective layers that hide your authenticity. In nature, innovation and uniqueness are the rule. Nature achieves unity by honoring variation. 

Life is always exploring the best of what it might become.

As one of nature's many expressions of its uncommon determination, the part you play within its interwoven tapestry is directly related to your ability to flourish in your uniqueness.

You are the instrument and the song that is played.

Nature reveals how to overcome all obstacles. Water offers a lesson about the power of stillness; when it meets an obstacle, it grows in volume and energy until it breaks through any barriers that would block its forward progress. Fire offers a lesson about the connection between thought and experience, where the flame remains connected to whatever keeps it burning. Mountains demonstrate how constancy chisels the essence of our nature. Honed by the elements, our character is revealed. The Lake inspires a powerful peacefulness, regardless of the changes taking place upon its surface.

When obstacles appear insurmountable, 
  simply follows nature's ways.

The Tao te Ching is a book (ching) that develops one's power (te) when following a path where meaning can unfold to guide us (Tao). Te is the driving force of Tao active in each creature, and resembles our idea of evolution or individuation. It is the more ancient idea and philosophical root of Qi or Ch'i. 

After analyzing the dreams of visitors from around the world, a universal message of wellness emerges in cycles. Inner wisdom flows through dreams to allow us to find our way. When we face crisis, dreams reveal the way ahead, with wisdom and a time sense that transcends our own. Dreams awaken us to ourselves and to our unique pathway. Visit the free on-line Dream Dictionary with its abundance of dream symbols. This dictionary is also available as an Iphone App. Consult the oracle from the I Ching or Book of Changes for daily words of wisdom inspired by nature. Explore our Workshops, Taoist Retreats and Books on Dreams, nature and Taoism. 

Browse the ancient writings of Tao, where the Tao te Ching inspires us to adopt a more natural way of being in the world. The Way of Tao leads us to discover our seamless unity with life. It leads us to actualize the life that we were meant to live.

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