wu wei

When we learn to work with our Inner Nature, and with the natural laws operating around it, we reach the level of Wu Wei. Then we work with the natural order of things and operate on the principle of minimal effort. (…) When you try too hard, it doesn’t work. Try grabbing something quickly with a tensed-up arm; then relax and try it again. Try doing something with a tense mind. The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much. The animals in the Forest don’t think too much; they just Are.

Tao of Pooh