The universal balance
According to readings, my understanding of future studies integrate all the discipline from microcosm to macrocosm, from past to present, from philosophy to science, from political to ethical, from physical to mental, from nature to will. It is all about the uncertain and unknown changes. The change seeds in past and present. Future vision is born from listen, search and observation. The essential movement that differs from other field is to carry the seeds of change into the position that leads to action.
While I am doing the reading, the name “Lao Tzu” and “Confucius” were always in my mind. Taoism and Confucianism have to be seen side-by-side as two distinct responses to the social, political and philosophical conditions of life two and a ...view middle of the document...
To abandon knowledge was to abandon names, distinctions, tastes and desires. Do nothing is not really doing nothing. It follows and shapes the flow of events and not to pit oneself against the natural order of things. First and foremost is to be spontaneous in one’s actions. In this sense the Taoist doctrine of wu-wei can be understood as a way of mastering circumstances by understanding their nature or principal, and then shaping ones actions in accordance with facts and nature of past and present. This understanding has also infused the approach to movement as it is developed in Tai Chi Chuan. All the things are in one circle.
So the culture of moderation is the core value. Everything has two sides. Not left, not right, just in the middle to keep balance. Like the movie” the Chinese farmer”, “maybe” is moderation attitude. That will make us face our fears, failure and uncertain futures to take the creativity out with nature principals.
Understanding this, Taoist philosophy followed a very interesting circle. On the one hand the Taoists, rejected the Confucian attempts to regulate life and society and counseled instead to turn away from it to a solitary contemplation of nature. On the other hand they believed that by doing so one could ultimately harness the powers of the universe. By 'doing nothing' one could 'accomplish everything.'
In this way Taoist philosophy reached out to council rulers and advise them of how to govern their domains. Thus Taoism, in a peculiar and roundabout way, became a political philosophy. The formulation follows these lines:
The Taoist sage has no ambitions, therefore he can never fail. He who never fails always succeeds. And he who always succeeds is all-powerful.