My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".
Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.
Flower from my garden
Inaction can sometimes be the best action
This post is inspired by verses of The Tao Te Ching and the concept of wu wei: "action without action".
For a long time this concept has baffled me. Action without action is a difficult concept to get your head around. But I'm hoping that the incident I'm going to narrate will help clarify my thinking on it.
Sometime ago an incident occurred where someone was so upset and angry that the person lost his/her composure completely. The behaviour was unacceptable but I know if I had admonished this person it would have inflamed the situation even more and probably broken this person completely. The best thing I could do was to keep quiet and allow this person to regain composure.
After about a half hour, this person calmed down and on reflection admitted that the behaviour had not been good and that he/she had overreacted to a situation. Then we could sit down and have a sensible talk.
I took an action that was inaction and it was the best action at that point in time.
Wu Wei is best described in a haiku I think.
No point hurrying
Nature will take its own time
Leave her alone now
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Do or do not
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