There is a sense of satisfaction when events work out without much effort on your part to let things develop naturally. The refusal to abruptly react to an unexpected disturbance, but rather simply stepping back, observing calmly what has and is transpiring, and only deftly guiding circumstances with a gentle nudge-as opposed to a violent reaction-fits in well with an early training in non-confrontational existence.
It may be perceived as fear, being too paralyzed to act, but do not waver from the chosen course of (in)action. It is often better to stand aside and all the tide to ebb and flow, since your acts will often have little effect on the transpiring events.
© Ivar G. Anderson 2010