Every moment of your existence is a moment of creation. You’re either moving towards what you want, or away from what you want. Steve Chandler calls this +1 or -1. At any given moment you’re either adding value to your life or that of others, or your’e negating the value that you could be receiving. The choice is yours.
When it comes to taking action towards your goals or desires, more important than the action itself, is the energy or intention behind it. This is what the Buddha meant when he said, “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”
In his book Enough Already, author Alan Cohen puts it this way:
The most self-defeating thing you can do is to take action with divided intention. If you are doing something while resisting, resenting, or complaining about it, you are ripping yourself off, along with everyone else involved. Nothing is more annoying than someone doing something and kvetching and whining as they do it. Either do something with a whole heart or don’t do it. If you agree to do something, then really do it. If you don’t agree to do it, then really don’t do it. Be total.”
I love this.
It’s exactly what Osho says in his Book of Understanding where he tells us: “I don’t teach the middle way, I teach the total way.”
Doing something with your whole heart means being totally…
Plus, Osho continues, “When you are total, it is good; and when you are divided, it is evil. Divided you suffer; united, you dance, you sing, you celebrate.”
Got something you said you were going to do?
Either do it or don’t do it. But if you’re going to do it, do it with ALL your heart!!
Show up for your next meeting with all your heart.
Make love with all your heart.
Cook your next meal with all your heart.
Work on your garden with all your heart.
Imagine the future you’d like to create with all your heart.
Don’t hold back. Don’t leave any aspects of you behind. This is what it means to show up 100% for yourself and others. With all your heart.
Others might not notice, but the Universe will. And when you do, the Universe, your Universe, will show up equally for you. With all it’s Heart.
That’s when miracles start to happen…
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