Action

A sample of the word’s full definition:
: a thing done : deed
: the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition
: behavior conduct
: initiative, enterprise

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Action (n.): mid-14th century, “cause or grounds for a lawsuit,” from Anglo-French accioun, Old French accion (12c.) “action, lawsuit, case,” from Latin actionem (nominative action) “a putting in motion; a performing, doing,” noun of action from past participle stem of agree “to do” (related to: act). Sense of “something done, an act, deed” is late 14c. Meaning “fighting” is from c. 1600. As a film director’s command, it is attested from 1923. Meaning “excitement” is recorded from 1968. Phrase actions speak louder than words is attested from 1731.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”

Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE, ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history; author of a philosophical and scientific system that became the framework for both Christian Scholasticism and medieval Islamic philosophy.)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Aristotle

“Imagination means nothing without doing.”

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer)

Bio Source:

www.charliechaplin.com

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”

Susan Sontag (1933-2004, American writer, novelist filmmaker, playwright, educator, political activist, and much much more…)

Bio Source:

www.susansontag.com/SusanSontag/

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, primary leader of India’s independence movement and the architect of non-violent civil disobedience; Mahatma means “Great Soul”)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/mahatma-gandhi-9305898

“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.”

C.G. Jung (1875-1961, born Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, “one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us.”(James Hollis))

Bio Source:

www.cgjungpage.org/learn/about-jung

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer; best known for writing “The Prophet”)

Bio Source:

www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/gibrn.htm

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”

William James (1842-1910, original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology, and philosophy; wrote his twelve-hundred page masterpiece, “The Principles of Psychology” (1890))

Bio Source:

plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007, American author who published fourteen novels, three short story collections, and five plays. Peter Reed wrote, “His chaotic fictional universe abounds in wonder, coincidence, randomness and irrationality.”)

Bio Source:

www.vonnegut.com/artist.asp

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873, British philosopher, economist, moral and political theorist, administrator, and the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century)

Bio Source:

plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill/

Meditation

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”

— William James

Action is essential, but so is the state of being.  Our spiritual work is to allow the teetering between these two states to facilitate authentic inspiration and creation.

In the new age of our planetary rebirth we must stay grounded and present in who we are and our unfolding.  It’s also means sketching out flexible actions plans to initiate, that is, if our intuitions, instincts and joy quotients align effortlessly.

It’s challenging to always know exactly how or when to move or what to do.  It’s not about being right or wrong in our decisions.  Any choice of action will do and propel us in a direction that will ultimately lead us to our destinies.

As Abraham Hicks always teaches through the Law of Attraction, we can never get it wrong.  Because it’s about the journeys, the adventures, and the joys of experiencing life multi-dimensionally and to its fullest.  However imperfect, we must strive towards mastery through imagination, discipline, and consistent action.

The Cosmic Universe so loves us, more than we can possibly know. The Great Spirit wants to help and support us in every possible way.  But The Universe won’t know how to assist unless we place ourselves in the proximity of our desires, no matter how tentative or firm our intentions.

So, envision, contemplate, plan, but then let go and take action wherever our hearts may lead, even if that means taking spontaneous and risky alternative routes.

Written With Love, Tonya

 

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