“This is, again, analogous to Kropotkin’s anarchy. If each thing follows its own li it will harmonize with all other things following theirs, not by reason of rule imposed from above but by their mutual resonance (ying) and interdependence. The Taoists are saying, then, that seen as a whole the universe is a harmony or symbiosis of patterns which cannot exist without each other.”

I like this quote from Alan Watt’s in “Tao: The Watercourse Way”, as an explanation of how “anarchy is order” (especially suitable for rivers).

Wu wei - anarchism for the inactivist.