Song of the Day
Imagine your day as a song you know by heart. You've learned the music and lyrics well, so singing is effortless. Each song will be different; they can't all be chipper or sweet. Some will be sad or even grieving. A few may be illuminating, joyous. No matter the content, how can you not feel fulfilled? That is wu wei (woo way), a Daoist approach to living that invites more engagement but less effort. At least as I understood it from a weekend seminar with Jeffrey Yuen at the New England School of Acupuncture on December 5 and 6, 2015.
Titled "Daoism and the Healer's Paradox", the gathering of mostly senior practitioners focused on the finding and losing we all face as a natural part of life. As we mature in our work, we eventually don't need to look at a book, but can leap into the creative and let it come through us. As though we are singing a song.
I love this description of wu wei - thank you for sharing!