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Action The way to do is to be. ~Lao Tzu What we do flows from what we are. ~Paul Vitale Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself? ~Lao Tzu Perfect kindness acts without thinking kindness. ~Lao Tzu When you act you are one with the action, it is only afterwards that the ego appropriates the act from which it was absent, and says “I have done this”. At the moment of acting there is only acting, without an actor. ~Jean Klein Every natural action is graceful. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson If we face a situation without any intention, free from fear and desire, this openness paves the way for an intuition that will lead to a decision or an action in total harmony with that situation. Such a decision may bring about an apparent change, but this change is not an escape from or an avoidance of the situation; it doesn’t originate from the person; it emanates from intelligence. ~Francis Lucille Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. ~Clarissa Pinkda Estes The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute–he simply speaks and does what is right. ~Mencius The moment you are very clear about what you want to do, things happen. Life comes to your aid. ~J. Krishnamurti The fact is that in order to do any thing in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. ~Sydney Smith Do what you can with what you have where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt Freedom is a condition in which there is not the compulsion of attractions and repulsions, but only action according to the innate law of one’s being. ~N. Sri Ram When you see that God acts through you at every moment, you attain true freedom. ~The Upanishads Today I do affirm that I am Divinely guided…There is That within which knows what to do and how to do it, and It compels me to act on what it knows. ~Ernest Holmes The work will teach you how to do it. ~Estonian proverb The secret of the receptive Must be sought in stillness Within stillness there remains The potential for action. ~Zhou Xuanjing It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will. ~J. Krishnamurti The highest level of creativity consists in being, not doing. When the being is intense enough, the doing will automatically follow. ~Marianne Williamson By all means attend to your duties. Action, in which you are not emotionally involved and which is beneficial and does not cause suffering will not bind you. You may be engaged in several directions and work with enormous zest, yet remain inwardly free and quiet, with a mirror-like mind, which reflects all, without being affected. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Accept–then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. ~Eckhart Tolle You’ve got to make sure of your “being” before you swing into action. You have to make sure of who you are before you act. ~Anthony de Mello When we raise consciousness to the level of self, there is no difference between doing and being; we are one with the action. ~Thom Cavalli It’s not your actions, it’s your being that counts. ~Anthony de Mello Spiritually oriented action is free and spontaneous action, relaxed and non- attached. ~Haridas Chaudhuri If you don’t have to speak, don’t speak. ~Ashokananda Actions live when you live in them. ~Selvarajan Yesudian I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale Act without doing; work without effort. ~Lao Tzu There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. ~Martha Graham Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness. ~Kathleen Pedersen They did not know it was impossible… So they did it. ~Mark Twain When there is action without reaction, there is no binding. ~R. Sri Ram The superior man does not set his mind either for anything or against anything; what is right he will follow. ~Confucius It is the mark of a good action that is appears inevitable in the retrospect. ~Robert Louis Stevenson It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ~Harry S. Truman If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~Mother Theresa The highest kind of action is action which is direct and instantaneous. ~R. Sri Ram Thinking produces noisy and wrong action. Seeing allows silent and right action. ~Vernon Howard When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. ~Lynne Twist Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your every act can open hearts and minds. ~David Deida In meditation you see your inner landscape that activates almost all of your actions. ~Jack Kornfeld Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference in our own lives and those of others. ~Sharon Salzberg You don’t have to make anything happen. Just align with what wants to happen and let it. ~Alan Cohen Action expresses priorities. ~Mahatma Gandhi Spontaneous, true action happens naturally when there is no “you” checking whether the action conforms to your own idea of what’s best for you. ~Ramesh Balkesar While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done. ~Helen Keller All you can do is to act your role to the best of your ability. The consequences are not in your hands. ~Ramesh S. Balsekar Detached action is unselfish work. ~Bhagavad Gita Those whose consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do. ~Bhagavad Gita Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action—just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. ~Eckhart Tolle Practice action without striving and all will be in order. ~Lao Tzu When we bear witness, when we become the situation — homelessness, poverty, illness, violence, death — the right action arises by itself. We don’t have to worry about what to do. We don’t have to figure out solutions ahead of time. Peacemaking is the functioning of bearing witness. Once we listen with our entire body and mind, loving action arises. Loving action is right action. It’s as simple as giving a hand to someone who stumbles or picking up a child who has fallen on the floor. We take such direct, natural actions every day of our lives without considering them special. And they’re not special. Each is simply the best possible response to that situation in that moment. ~Bernie Glassman