When we think about attaining the Tao as frequently used in Confucian writings we need to see that both Confucian practitioners and scholars understand that “attaining the Tao” in Confucian writings is different from “attaining the Tao” in Taoist writings. those who study Tao as a philosophy belong to Daojia or "Tao School." Those who practice Taoism as a religion belong to Daojiao, or "Tao Religion". Daojia focuses more on understanding and practicing Tao; while Daojiao revolves more around worshiping and rituals. But the path of understanding Taoism is simply accepting one's self, Living life and discovering who you are. Your nature is ever changing and is always the same. Don’t try to resolve the various contradictions in life, instead, learn acceptance of your nature. This is the heart of what I practice. But then again "the Tao that can be told, is not the eternal Tao." It resides within the human condition within the core of the human experience and is as unique as each and every human is.