“Imagine a boat of desperate refugees crossing the ocean. The boat gets caught in a storm and everyone panics. If everyone panics, there’s a high chance they will do the wrong thing and the boat will capsize. But if just one single person can remain calm, they will be able to inspire others to be calm. If, from a place of peace, they ask everyone to sit quietly, the whole boat can be saved. That person doesn’t exactly do anything. What they contribute above all is their calmness and the quality of their being. That is the action of non-action.“

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Living, pp. 101-102