The softest thing
Overcomes the hardest.
I know the benefits
Of effortless action.
Teaching without words,
The benefits of effortless action,
Few in all-under-heaven
No matter how intractable a problem appears to be at first sight, there is always a way to solve it if you examine it from all possible angles rather than rushing into dealing it with the first possible answer that comes into your head.
Just as water erodes even the strongest boulders and air finds its way through even the smallest cracks, you too will overcome any obstacles you encounter by applying the principle of effortless action (無為). Of course, that means you need to learn to be patient, but it will prevent you from having to waste even more time and energy later cleaning up the even greater mess you created with your quick fix.
I took this image at Longhu (Dragon Tiger) Mountain, a famous Daoist site about ten miles south of Yingtan in Jiangxi Province. A great place to visit!