If you are interested in Taoism, we recommend reading The Way of Life by Lao Tzu.
The most frequent element or symbol referred to in Lao Tzu’s writings is the symbol of water. Water always seeks the easiest path, the common level of life. When it reaches a blockage, water finds the easiest path around the blockage, or it continues to assemble and flows over the blockage.
Allow the flow of life to guide you wherever it is supposed to and accept with equanimity, with balance, with poise, whatever happens.
In the I Ching, there’s a hexagram that says, “Be like the sun at midday” – view all things as being equal. According to Lao Tzu, “the sound man is immune as to a sacrifice of straw dogs, facing the passing of human generations.”
What we seek is the nexus of all possible worlds and states of mind, which is within us. Before perception, before a perceiver, existence was — is. This is the consciousness that we refer to as Nirvana, God, Eternity. As stated by Lao-Tzu, “From wonder into wonder, existence opens.“