“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tau
Another variation on my favourite Taoist belief, the principle of Wu Wei
“The Tao does nothing, yet nothing remains undone.”
~ Lao Tzu
If you know anything about taoism, you’ll understand this. If you don’t I cannot explain it to you, because it cannot be explained, even The Tao Te Ching (the book of Tao, or the Dow-Day-Jing if you want to impress your friends by knowing) by Lao Tzu says the same, the tao, is a true belief, it is no doctrine that you must follow, no action that you must take, it is a simple way of life you must become at one with.
Everyone should read the Tao Te Ching once in their life, if you cannot, or if you wish for a more ‘universal’ solution, then I recommend you read the following two books by Benjamin Hoff. The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, take the much loved and well known, characters of A.A.Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, and use this ‘bear of little brain’ and his friends, to allow you to understand the taoist beliefs. Yes, something so childish and simple is a perfect demonstration of something else so simple, it’s a shame more people don’t understand.
Whatever your religion, race, creed, colour, choice of ‘label’, I guarantee you will find something of value in any of the above books. Take the time, let me now what you think…