Most action is futile because it arises from anger, blame, and unhappiness – therefore its energy is already drained before it gets started. Tranquility is suspect. Peace and quiet are considered irresponsible. Stillness is seen as avoidance. But the way of the Tao is a peaceful, quiet, still, and tranquil way. From those qualities come all effective action.
2 thoughts on “Walking the Tao – Chapter 37”
Bill, re. chapter 37, I know the last thing you need is a book recommendation, but “Effortless Living – Wu-Wei and the Spontaneous State of Natural Harmony” by Jason Gregory (1918) is good read for all students of the Tao.
Thoroughly enjoying your “Walking the Tao” analysis. Thank you.
Thanks, Steve. We need all the “wu-wei” we can get.