Wu Wei 無為


Of Taoist origin, Wu Wei is a powerful philosophical concept that can be literally translated as "non-doing" or "effortlessness".

According to Wu Wei philosophy, the best way to deal with a specific life situation or circumstance is to not act.

However, this concept has been widely misunderstood in Western culture, since Wu Wei does not advocate passivity, but in the idea of not forcing the situation.


For Wu Wei philosophy, not acting does not imply doing nothing, but doing things without overexertion and through personal growth. In other words, this dynamic of oriental thought advocates doing things in a simple and natural way, without seeking to force situations.