In the World but not of the World

One who intuits inaction in action, and action in inaction is wise amongst humankind. This person has an awakened consciousness while engaged in the world. ~ Bhagavad Gita 4.18

Non-attachment is natural to the extent we have experienced that we are not our mind or body. This is the benefit of a profound awakening. However, even for those of us who have not had that kind of permanently liberating experience, the path of freedom can still be practiced.

I currently see this understanding as a harmonious participation with the flow of the universe. In this participation all tension is released around controlling one’s life. That is replaced by courageously allowing the universe to support one’s life. Then one can act with freedom. That is inaction in action. Then we can confidently stay with our highest awareness throughout our interaction in the world.

Our mind can be a useful tool when we learn how to drive it instead of having our mind drive us.

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