Wu Wei

Lao Tzu, traditionally the author of the Tao T...

Lao Tzu, traditionally the author of the Tao Te Ching (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wu Wei is a fascinating concept in Taoism. It can be loosely translated as “doing, by doing nothing”, expressing that sometimes the best action is non-action. But of course one needs wisdom to tell when to apply this philosophy. If the situation at hand is cleaning the floor, then practicing wu wei may not get you the result that you want.

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