Making a Way Out of Wu-Wei

Someone recently reintroduced me to the Taoist concept of wu-wei, loosely translated as doing nothing.

Not doing nothing in the sense of pure idleness or sloth, but in the sense of not intervening or spinning one’s wheels or seeking to control where control is either inadvisable or impossible.

It’s as good a day as any to be quiet and not do so much, in the midst of a long string of days of not doing so much as we might be used to.

Doing literally nothing probably isn’t feasible or desirable, but what a chance to really pause and reconsider what’s truly worth doing and why.