Every day, we are processing and taking action. It’s a myth to think that we can keep ourselves from it.
Look at Your Normal Processes
Your normal processes are overflowing with action. This is action you take to support everything that you do. Some will call it a necessity and perhaps that is where we begin to create our confusion.
Taking action is a normal part of life. It isn’t a necessity. We take action even when we decide to be inactive. So, when you think you’re stuck, think again! Being stuck is an action. When you think you can’t take that next step and that you can’t take action, relieve yourself of the accompanying guilt or shame and know that by staying where you are, you are taking action.
Let Go of What You Think and Relax into What You Know
Ease into your day without the judgment associated with whether everything you do results in an action. Accept that action is involved in everything you do and don’t do.
When you focus on action taking, you put yourself in paralysis. It’s easy to think that we aren’t doing enough. There are days we feel unproductive because we can’t see expected results. Have no doubt – you were absolutely productive. Results can’t always be seen but can be witnessed in other ways.
What do you feel? If you feel rested, nourished, and at ease, you have had a productive day! If you feel tired, stressed, and overworked, you have had a productive day! Which would you like to experience?
Relax into what you know. Feel your way through your day. Get out of your head space and into your heart space. If it feels right, it is! Trust yourself.
The Great Myth of Action Taking
If you aren’t moving, you aren’t taking action. Physically, literally, if you aren’t actively doing something, you aren’t taking action. This is the great myth!
Be at ease. Thinking, daydreaming, resting, sitting still, meditating, breathing, relaxing… is all about taking action to trust that your body knows exactly what it needs to engage fully with the present moment. So is exercising, running, walking, gardening, painting, doodling, typing, writing, journaling, etc.
Support what you need and let go of taking action as a priority in your day. Everything is accomplished in its own time. Enjoy your day and relax into knowing that it, and you, are enough.