Friday, May 12, 2023

The Tao of Go

 The Tao of Go — Bitfield Consulting

"“Tao” refers to the inner nature or natural tendency of things. For example, water tends to flow downhill: that is its Tao. You can dam it, channel it, pump it, or otherwise interfere with it, but despite all your efforts, it will probably end up where it was going anyway.

To follow Tao, as a way of engaging with the world, is to be sensitive to the natural tendency of things, and not to waste energy struggling against them, but instead to go along with them: to work with the grain, not against it."