If we take a moment and listen to what is really going on in our minds, we will discover that there is a constant dialogue going on. There seems to be one voice doing all the commanding and criticizing and some other part being quiet and doing the actions.We can quickly see that their relationship does not feel too friendly. There is one part, Self 1, which constantly tells the other part what to do. It seems to know everything there is about tennis – how to bend the knees, watch the ball, follow through and so on. And then there is the other part, Self 2, who is a silent doer. And yet, the Self 1 doesn't trust Self 2 much and even takes things in its own »hands« and starts moving the body, tightening all sorts of muscles and makes the arm go where it thinks it »should« go.
Taoismen lærer, at man bør leve et liv i overensstemmelse med tao, den naturlige dynamik i verden; at man bør udnytte denne dynamik i stedet for at stille sig i vejen for den. Dette konkretiseres i princippet om wu wei, opnåelse gennem ikke-handlen. Universet udfolder sig harmonisk ifølge sine egne love og udøvelsen af menneskelig vilje i mod denne udfoldelse forstyrrer denne naturlige harmoni. I stedet bør man lære at fornemme den tao, der flyder gennem alle ting, og handle i overensstemmelse med den.
The story is about a lady called Liu SanJie who lived in the city of Liuzhou where she worked in the fields. Liu Sanjie was well known in Liuzhou for her great singing voice. She would always sing while she worked in the fields. Most of her songs were about the repression felt by her and the farmers from the local landlords who over taxed them. She had to leave Liuzhou for her own safety and came to Yangshuo on a bamboo raft and settled here.Yangshuo's farmers also had problems with their landlord and Liu Sanjie took up singing against them. The local landlord had her kidnapped, but she escaped after the local farmers staged an uprising against the landlord. The locals agreed with the landlord that they did not have to pay taxes if they could sing better than the landlord, something which they always did.Then under the Big Banyan tree, Liu Sanjie tossed her love ball to her loved one, which he accepted and they lived happily ever after.