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Feb 23rd, 2011 12:11 PM #1
Nice wu wei meditation
"Wu Wei in action"
Among Taoism's central tenets is wu wei. Sometimes translated as "doing nothing," it is more accurately rendered as "not doing," or perhaps "non-acting." It has to do with letting the natural order assert itself and not interfering with it through ineffectual human intervention. It has real implications for the philosophy of government, particularly for anyone who believes that "That government is best which governs least."
A few weeks ago the cheap clock on the wall in my larger bathroom somehow came off the small nail that it perches on and plunged to its doom. I heard the noise and when I went to find the source I discovered the clock, in many pieces, on the floor. It was as if several elven de-constructionists had attacked it with full toolkits. Parts were all over the bathroom, and when I retrieved those I could find (the second hand has never revealed itself) and put them on the sink counter in preparation for the funeral, I saw that every possible piece of the clock had been separated from every other piece. Motor, battery compartment, battery, minute and hour hands, clear bezel, printed dialó everything, and yet not a mark on any of it.
As a laugh in the face of what was clearly fate, I decided to see if it could be pieced back together. Surprisingly, it all went together like, well, clockwork. I slipped in a new battery and reinstalled it on the wall. Nothing. No movement. The hands just sat there. Not a bit shocking considering the clock's recent suicide. But at $12.99 for a brand new one I didn't see it as a big loss. Besides, that particular clock had never kept good time from the beginning and I had always seen it as a lemon.
Almost a week later I noticed that the hands were no longer where I had set them when I had pieced Humpty together and put him back on his perch. I re-set them for the correct time. That was at least a month ago, probably more. The clock is keeping great time, better than it ever did before.
That clock found its natural path through the trough of time, without much help from me. Actually, considering that I only reassembled the various surviving pieces and had resisted the temptation to "fix" them, it had found its way to its life's purpose with no help from me.
I chalk it up to wu wei in action.absit invidia
Feb 23rd, 2011 2:57 PM #2
Are you doing this? Or should I say, "Not doing" this? :P
"He who calls on the name of the Lord, shall be saved."
Feb 24th, 2011 12:25 AM #3
I think that this is the equivalent of letting God exert influence in your life and events....rather then trying to manipulate everything from your own ego consciousness. Attempting to follow his order....the way he naturally orders things.
Just what I think. <3absit invidia
Feb 24th, 2011 12:45 AM #4
and This is What the "Our TIME History" Explains...^_^
Everyone shares the same fate – the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the ceremonially clean and unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. What happens to the good person, also happens to the sinner; what happens to those who make vows, also happens to those who are afraid to make vows. This is the unfortunate fact about everything that happens on earth: the same fate awaits everyone. In addition to this, the hearts of all people are full of evil, and there is folly in their hearts during their lives – then they die.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Watch The Truthcaster Get a chance to ask Bro. Eli regarding the Bible and your salvation! Wisdom dictates that our being was created by an intelligent Designer with His wisdom!
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