Until now, whenever I felt unwell, it seemed necessary to 'act' for health, using active methods of 'fighting off the disease.' According to popular belief, I went to a doctor and then took the prescribed medications. It never crossed my mind I could not do all of this and that my health would return as a result of some other type of 'action.'
Thanks to my health crisis, I understood what I read years ago and what fascinated me in Wu Wei, one of the principles of Taoist philosophy, according to which the most effective action comes from the lack of effort and is in line with the natural flow of life. In practice, this means not forcing any action and refraining from doing it when the forces of nature are working.
I discovered that the forces of nature in my body are precisely my immune system and its 'soldiers.' My job is to refrain from acting so that it can act instead.