Sometimes, people falsely interpret “following the Tao” as passively and adaptively flowing with outer circumstances. The most important part of the Tao to follow is your inner refraction of it, which appears as the inner promptings of the Self, what Aleister Crowley called your “True Will.”
Your True Will, what you incarnated here to do, what your deepest Self calls you to do, is what you must follow despite inner and outer resistances. Summon the will to do that which you will remember well on your deathbed.
See Dynamic Paradoxicalism — the Anti Ism Ism
for more on this reinterpretation of following the Tao.