The essence of Wu Wei is this: maximum efficiency comes as a result of minimum interference.
So, here’s another post with a Chinese sounding name.
I notice that when I write posts with titles like ‘Ju‘ or ‘Taoism‘ they don’t get as many hits as stuff like ‘All-powerful God‘ or ‘The Ten Commandments‘, even though I try to make them all as funny and insightful.
A bit of a puzzle – right?
My one and only reader in China – Andy Smart (an English author who’s currently meandering across China and East Asia) never appears on my stats as being in China, so he’s probably using a proxy server to get past the ‘Golden Shield Project’ (aka ‘The Great Firewall of China’). I wonder if I have any other Chinese readers. Hmm – probably not, judging by the popularity of these kinds of posts.
While we’re on the subject of Chinese internet censorship, it does seem ironic that this quintessentially Chinese philosophy advocates that ‘politically, a good ruler should focus upon educating the population rather than trying to exert control’. Go figure.
So anyway, because this ‘Wu Wei’ stuff is all about ‘minimum interference’ I’m only going to say this: when it comes to writing – do what you like.
Actually, I might just have figured out why these Chinese posts are so … unread.
Excuse me while I go sit in the garden and wait for … whatever comes.
Here’s a picture of some paint drying: