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This is a discussion on Wu Wei/Wei Wu Wei within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Is anyone familiar with the concept of "action without action"? A friend of mine called me a Wu Wei Master ...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Wu Wei/Wei Wu Wei

    Is anyone familiar with the concept of "action without action"?

    A friend of mine called me a Wu Wei Master after pointing out I had little desire to initiate... well anything. But at the same time, my tendency to over think everything clashes with the ultimate goal of Wu Wei which is "to get out of your own way, so to speak."

    If anyone has more information on this to share I would love to read it as my knowledge of it goes as far as the wikipedia entry.



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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I began to read the wiki entry and got bored, so I closed the window.

    Does not really reading that make me a Wu Wei master?

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I think the wiki article really explains it perfectly. Taoism is supposed to be easy to explain, just hard to actually practice.

    You could read the Tao Te Ching if you want to better understand it. It is relatively short and free on the internet.

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    I cannot read about this.
    Every time I see the words "Wu Wei", I just remember that weu weu weu chick from Kung Pow and burst out laughing.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Felt this was an INTP-ish notion when I learned about it for the first time. Had some extraverted types state in class that it was so foreign to them that you could accomplish anything by "non-action". Made me laugh.

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    INTP - The Thinkers


    Sounds interesting.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I AM BEOWULF

    BEWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWUWEIWU



    Sorry, this was the first thing that popped into my head.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Wu wei seems to be the result of incorporating the unconscious into one's daily activities in such a way that transcends our ordinary active/passive dichotomous scheme.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Some aspects of Wu Wei (my interpretation) based on what little I've read

    Avoid meaningless actions and pointless striving

    Einstein: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    Adapt to one's natural environment (going with the flow)

    Bruce Lee: "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."

    Attaining self-actualisation (unconscious competence)

    Quote Originally Posted by EmotionallyTonedGeometry View Post
    Wu wei seems to be the result of incorporating the unconscious into one's daily activities in such a way that transcends our ordinary active/passive dichotomous scheme.
    Attaining personal authenticity
    Markers on the Path to Personal Authenticity


    A good article: The Way of Non-Striving – Wu Wei - Journey of Success - Piggy's Blog
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    yessss.. now I can be lazy and just say I practice wu wei


     
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