The Tao is always at ease.
It overcomes without competing,
answers without speaking a word,
arrives without being summoned,
accomplishes without a plan.
Its net covers the whole universe.
And though its meshes are wide,
it doesn’t let a thing slip through.
tao te ching, Stephen Mitchell’s Translation
The harder one fights to grasp a pearl the more distance it becomes. This is why the tempered spirit uses non-action to accomplish all things. By letting things flow, one lives in harmony with the way things are. Non-action is a perfect state of being.
Why listen to someone who has nothing to say?