Wu Wei

‘Wu Wei’ literrally means ‘without action’ or ‘with no action’. This famous Taoist expression is often credited to Lao-Tze’s Tao Te Ching (whose title can be translated as “The Classic/Canon of the Way/Path and the Power/Virtue”).

“Without action” means, according the Taoist philosopy, to be ourselves; to express with simplicity and spontaneousness  the essential nature of ourselves.  It also means to take part with concentration to our present moment by experiencing the dynamic and inhaustible flow of the unique Life (or Being).

To be part of this unity,  it is necessary to go beyond the limits of the various levels of our being by exercising with patience an in-depth, controlled and clever discipline.  Wu Wei is therefore to reach the emptieness, the “without action” through a method,  through an external action. Wu Wei proves the fact that the field of human  possibilities, at least until the reach of a certain evolution threshold, is represented by complementar polarities; as effectively expressed by the Taoist’ Yin and Yan symbols.