This ancient Taoist principle is all about inaction. But wuwei is not about being lazy or negligent. Rather, it’s about letting go and embracing the flow. It propounds spontaneity and effortless action rather than struggling to change one’s course of life or rushing into things one isn’t ready for.
Chinese philosopher Confucius is a well-known practitioner and advocate of this concept.He subscribed to the belief that everything happens at the right time and our role is to just follow the natural order of things, to trust in the timing of things and not try to alter or speed up our journey. That way, when it’s finally time for us to take action, we can be more strategic and precise, yielding more effective results.