Art and Science of Trying without Trying – Intuitive Efficiency

Tomiki Sensei (Shodokan Aikido) called in Mushin Mugamae, modern sport science refer to it as FLOW!

Edward Slingerland  (University of British Columbia) Professor of Asian Studies, Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition, Associate Member, Depts. of Philosophy and Psychology, calls it by the Chinese term Wu Wei.

 Dad Save – “In the Zone”


 No you cannot sit at home on the couch doing NOTHING!

Key to Success

“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” – Barack Obama (US President). “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”

 Success is individual to each person….DUH!


Edward Slingerland teaches how to apply the ancient Chinese concept of Wu-Wei to everyday life. Following the teachings of four philosophers (Confucius, Laozi, Mencius, and Zhuangzi) through strategies for attaining the seemingly paradoxical state of “effortless action.” How to cultivate your inner spontaneity – how to try not to try. Slingerland is an expert in Chinese thought, comparative religion, and cognitive science. Check out his book: “Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity

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