Sand will settle out of water in time if the water is left undisturbed.
The Czech philosopher Comenius said: "Let all things spontaneously flow; let there be no violence to things".
The Taoists would agree.
"This does not mean letting go of our free will… far from it.
Taoist 'wu wei', intuition and free will | nick jankel
'The Tao' is a mysterious something which is the source of all things.
The Tao is 'formless'; it is not 'a being'.
The highest virtue is to act without a sense of self
The highest kindness is to give without a condition
The highest justice is to see without a preference
"As we find our alignment with the Tao - with the rhythms of the elements within and outside of our bodies – our actions are quite naturally of the highest benefit to all..."
Wu Wei: the Action of Non-Action - Taoism
The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
If kings and lords observed this,
The ten thousand things would develop naturally.
If they still desired to act,
They would return to the simplicity of formless substance.
Without form there is no desire.
Without desire there is tranquillity.
In this way all things would be at peace.
"In this effort, success lies in deference and humility.
"There is far greater wisdom in the movement of the whole pattern than in any attempt to impose one’s own will on events...