"The essence of suffering is violence, which includes (for Chuang Tzu) violence against oneself, such as "morality." Chuang Tzu would say that violence originates in opposition, including opposition to one's natural tendencies, one's spontaneity. The way to oppose suffering and violence, then, is to "oppose opposition," that is, to stop opposition, to go the opposite way of violence, to be non-violent, even to ourselves.
And so to stop violence we do not violate violence but stop opposing opposition, and go along with whatever comes. In fact, whatever comes is recognized as "violence" only when we oppose it. To deal with it we go along with it -- this is the weapon that deals a death blow to violence. This is why the Chinese martial arts (the arts of death) are at the same time arts of health and vigor. Chuang Tzu's non-violence does not provoke opposition (as Gandhi's did), but flies and flows (soars and roams) with the seasonal winds of this world."
~ Kuang-ming Wu, from The Butterfly As Companion