The Watery Way

Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself

Lao Tzu

A very early lesson from various styles of kung fu and systema (Russian martial arts): best way to counter a punch is to not be in its way. All other moves stem from this, as one moves like water, finding the unobstructed way and using this momentum and gravity to progress toward better.

This also relates to the Daoist ethic of moving toward what is good and doing so simply, rather than living a complex life in aversion to what is bad.

What do you think?