Surrender and spontaneity

Philip Carter phil.carter at
Tue Nov 20 14:11:41 PST 2018

Awesome Azure and Shu. We have bought in the Daoists.
I reckon 為無為 is probably exactly the thing i’m hovering around.
Here’s a favourite of mine:
活在当下, 自然无为

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Spontaneity is “Being natural “.  In Chinese it is “Fa dze ran(法自然)”.
“Surrender” is “ letting be” or”non being”.  In Chinese it is “wei wu wei(為無為)

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On Nov 20, 2018, at 3:44 PM, Shu Gong <edg1996 at<mailto:edg1996 at>> wrote:

Dear Friends:

To me “surrender”  is the Daoist attitude of “non-being” , “letting-be”  In Chinese it is “Wei-Wu-Wei (為無為)”.

Warm regards,

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9:23 AM, annehale <annehale at<mailto:annehale at>> wrote:

Thank you Phil, Walter and Shelley for enlivening the list serve with this topic. I hadn't ever used the word surrender before for that state within the cultural conserve when entertaining notions for altering a subject or process. I think of more allowing myself to follow my imagination into action, stepping into the warming up phase to explore the possibilities.

In "allowing" there is surrender, letting the bindings to should and have to, so they fall away and release energy to fuel the future.

Moreno was a futurist investing great energy in being in the moment. Surrender is a word worth keeping. Thanks.
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