Daily Chinese Proverb: Let it Be

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Wednesday, 19 August 2009
This is a proverb that Daoists take seriously and the French call Laissez-faire, which in English literally means "Let it be". Leave things to their own devices, get on with life and let everything be as it will be, without stressing.

Let things take their own course
(Without external influence)

无为 (wú​wéi​) means very similiar and literally 'Inaction' and is used most often within Daoism.

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  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. I normally use 顺其自然
    And I think others use 顺其自然 too.

  3. oh, okay. thank you. :)

  4. Anonymous Says:
  5. Ah... there's another one, which is pretty common: 即来之,则安之。

    Same as 顺其自然


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