Wu-wei is known as actionless action or performing work through non-action of work. Wu Wei is the main Chinese philosophy of Daoism. The principle of Wu Wei states that one should live their life and perform tasks in an impulsive manner and should move with the natural flow of life, not plan and stay in accordance to cosmos called the Dao. It is said that people should not act against the natural order of life and should go with the rhythm of nature.( Fisher, 2004)
One of the concepts of Wu Wei is aimless wandering. This requires experiencing the nature and beauty of the environment with relation to inner self. This can be applied to the busy life of Westerners. It is important that people should take out some time from their busy life routine for one-self. In West, the concept of daily jogging and park visits prevails and also of doing yoga for inner strength. Aimless wandering can be done through lying down in the park or flat earth, closing your eyes and imagining the birds, green nature and beauty of the environment. This way not only an individual is able to strengthen his inner-self but also relate with the environment. (Fisher, 2004)
Second way how westerners can implement Wu-Wei in their busy life is by dedicating to the fact that whatever they do in life should be achieved with perfection. No matter, to which profession an individual belongs too, the focus should be on the mental peace, spiritual state of mind. It is important that one should have the proper attitude in life.
Third aspect of Wu Wei is the act of kindness towards others. It is illustrated “sage is kind to those who are kind.” This means that one should be kind to everyone and in the expression of kindness, there should be no personal gain or the thought of personal gain and the kind behavior should not be withdrawn if the activity does not reap positive results for oneself.
Fisher, M.P. (2004). Living religions (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.