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Action in Inaction

“He who sees the inaction that is in action, and the action that is in inaction, is wise indeed". (Bhagavad Gita 4:18)

One of the misconceptions most people operate under is you get what you want in life by what you DO, or through the actions you take. Most people believe the DOING or action part is what makes things happen. Actually, "doing" causes you to create in reverse.

The reason people put much emphasis on action is because people do not understand the power of thought. If you analyze it, 90% of most people's actions are spent trying to compensate for inappropriate thought.

The Chinese philosopher Lao-tsu said, "In the practice of the Way, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things until finally you arrive at *non action.* When nothing is done, nothing is left undone." What he is talking about is *doing without doing.*

Most people are preoccupied with "doing". Unfortunately most of doing usually involves struggle. The Western world is conditioned to be action-oriented, so a tremendous value is placed on doing. People are so busy doing they do not realize that all this "doingness" causes creation, in a reverse fashion.

Most actions are out of fear, worry or doubt, because people believe nothing will get done unless something is done. In other words, people try to force desire into manifestation through action.

If your decision to DO is dominant, then you will not focus on what you want to BE in the present moment. This causes you to miscreate because BEING is the first and most important step in the creative process.

It is not your action that makes things happen, it is your intent. You can reduce the need for action to a very minimum by allowing yourself to focus on what you desire, until you feel the positive energy begin to move within you. This energy is not based on doubt, fear, anxiety, worry or need. If you focus on what you want, instead of what you don't want, you will know when it is time to take action. When you do, it will be effortless. Doors open and the entire universe will conspire to assist you in your desire.

You should take no action on anything until you have visualized your desire and made it real enough in your mind that your next action (step), whatever it is, seems like the most logical step.

If you focus on what you desire and still feel overwhelmed or anxious, then you are not ready for any action. You know you are ready when it feels like the next logical step is effortless. There is no effort, no strain, and no pain.

Have you ever seen people who seem to have all the wonderful things in their life without much effort? It almost seems like they have an advantage over everyone else. Then you see the people who work the hardest usually have the least. That doesn't seem fair, does it? But that's the way the universe works. Unfortunately, those who work the hardest usually have the least because they haven't learned the leverage of aligning their energy. They are going about creating their lives the hard way. They are trying to use their actions to create what they want.

We have also been programmed that in order to have what we desire we must work hard. How many times have you heard - "No pain, no gain." The implication is that if you want to make something of yourself, you must work hard. The message is clear - if you are not hurting or struggling, you are not moving forward.

Anytime you are struggling you are miscreating. Anytime you feel pain or struggle, your magnetic point of attraction is directed to that which you do not want, rather than to that which you desire.

Actions are necessary, but they are the last component of the creation processes. Actions cannot be used effectively to initiate results, because initiation is the function of BEING, then thought, then action.

When you use the process of creating by only focusing on what you want instead of what you don't want, you will see that the universe will provide a different set of circumstances for you that requires much less action. This puts you in a state of "doing without doing" or action without effort.

Any questions??