DOing with out doing

By Dr Robert Anthony

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

Let me explain..

The reason we put a lot of emphasis on action is because we do not
understand the power of our 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 that, “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”

The problem is that most of us are preoccupied with “doing”.
Unfortunately most of our doing usually involves struggle. In the
western world we are conditioned to be action-oriented, so we place a
tremendous value on doing. We are so busy doing that we do not realize
that all this “doingness” causes us to create in a reverse fashion.

Most of our actions are out of fear, worry or doubt because we believe
nothing will get done unless we DO something. In other words, we are
trying to force our 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.

Here is the secret.

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. And when you do, it will
be effortless. Doors open and the entire universe will conspire to
assist you in your desire.

Put simply, 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.

How can you know the next logical step? Here is the test that you can
give to yourself before taking any action. 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.

What we want to do is to use the leverage of energy, the same leverage
of energy that creates everything in the universe. However, we are so
caught up in the reality of WHAT IS, that we feel we must create
everything through mental effort and physical activity.

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.

But here is the truth – 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. Read it again!

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.

Remember, the creation of anything is through your vibration. Everything
vibrates, and it is by that vibration that we harmonize and attract
experiences to ourselves. So before you act or do anything, first ask
yourself, how am I vibrating? How do you tell? You tell by how you FEEL.
Your feelings show you your vibration. How you feel determines what you

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.

Copyright Dr. Robert Anthony. All Rights Reserved.



About Patti Vancil

Patti is a Registered Nurse, Happily married for 30+ years and Supreme Grand Mom to Ms K. Special interests include Sign Language, Becoming better today than yesterday, and loving life while maintaining a keen sense of humor

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