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I'm in the zone...but how did I get there?

This afternoon I finally got round to overhauling my CV, a task I’ve been putting off since I upped and left my role as a Content Editor at the end of September. 310 more words

On peasant cooking: wu wei in the kitchen

From the wisdom of Lao Tzu:

“Rule a large country
As small fish are cooked.”¹

Applied to the culinary realm, the converse is also helpful: cook small fish as large countries are ruled. 877 more words


2015: The Year of Wu Wei

I asked my mother today if she ever dreamed of returning to our birth country, Ethiopia. She told me that for now, she was okay with ‘plodding along’ in South Africa. 937 more words


Second Taoist Contemplation: Wu-Wei (No Action) Principle

Taoism teaches that not-meddling assists the nature of all things: by letting them run their course, we find the best results. This lets them be, helps them function as they should. 1,614 more words


Tao a Day - Verse 26: Inner Virtues

Heavy is the root of light
still is the master of restless
thus a lord might travel all day
but never far from his supplies…

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How Can We Try Not To Try? The Daoist Paradox of Wu-Wei

In his book Effortless Action, Edward Slingerland delves into a deep paradox found in the work of ancient Chinese philosophers.  Wu-wei, which can be translated as either… 372 more words

Tao a Day - Verse 8: In Accordance with Nature

The best way to live
is to be like water
For water benefits all things
and goes against none of them
It provides for all people…

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