Daoism can be described as a philosophical or theological view that offers a critique of facts and beliefs about human existence and the conditions that enable it. Wu-Wei is one principle that makes up the religion’s core beliefs. Lobel 2017. Daoist Wu-Wei’s philosophy is to ensure that people are free from egoistic motives. This scenario might see desire as the driving force behind individuals acting against natural laws. Wu-Wei, therefore, is surrendering to the natural cycles of life, which leads to simplicity and natural change (Malloy 2022 p.223). Daoist Wu-Wei’s concept is beautiful illustrated by water flowing down a specific course.
Wu-Wei can be described as a philosophy that contributes significantly to harmony with Heaven. Wu-Wei’s guiding principle is that the natural cycles of life are what determine our lives. This creates harmony between inner and outer activities and movements (Malloy 2022 at p.224). Wu-Wei helps people to find harmony and fulfillment with their divine destiny.
Daoism, Confucianism and Confucianism were both popularized in China and other Asian cultures. Their impact has been profound on people’s lives. These philosophies have an impact on acceptable behaviour in different civilizations and thus establish moral norms. The primary difference is however in how these morals are applied (Lobel 2017, 2017). Confucianism emphasizes how acts affect one another and, thus, Daoism is a religion that emphasizes spiritual energies called Dao. Confucius believed humans can do good in their own right, but they could not do it alone, as is Daoism’s core belief (Malloy 2022 p. 236). Confucianism is focused on how human actions impact others. However, Daoism encourages its followers to accept the natural world cycles that will determine their fate.
My career as a nurse has been greatly influenced by the Confucianism and Daoism philosophies. They advocate activities that are beneficial to others and strive for a better quality of life. This is one of the nurse’s obligations. A second principle, like Daoism is to surrender to the natural order. My job as a nurse is not without its challenges. I am forced to take responsibility for my actions. These ideals and principles are clear to me, and I am compelled not only to pursue my own interests but also the greater good of others.