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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Infinite Being newsletter - Article. Doing by not doing by Owen Walters

This article was written by Owen Waters, author of "Freedom of

the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom."

                                        Doing by Not Doing

                         by Owen Waters

This week, we'll explore another aspect of Taoist philosophy.

It's an even bigger brain teaser called Wu Wei (pronounced

"Woo-Way"), which is about "doing by not doing." And, strangely

enough, it's the secret to getting things done!

This philosophy says that, when nothing is done, nothing is

left undone. When I first encountered this stark contradiction

I became seriously worried about my brain cells short-

circuiting and melting. In fact, the more I thought about

it, the more convinced I became that I was starting to smell

smoke coming out of my ears.

Later, at an older and riper age, I began to see the idea

behind the apparent contradiction. The alternative translation

of "action without effort" instead of "doing by not doing"

helped to clarify the original idea. I came to realize that if,

instead of trying to make something happen by the usual efforts

of planning, willpower and determination, you go within and see

the action accomplished, then something very different happens.

The action doesn't mysteriously become accomplished by magic or

by non-effort, but you experience a state of flow which enables

you to move through the task with ease, grace and incredible


A leading light in positive psychology today is Hungarian-

American professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. (In case

you're wondering, his last name is pronounced,

"Cheek-sent-me-high-ee.") His focus on happiness and creativity

led to the concept of FLOW, which is a state of concentration

or complete absorption in an activity. He points out that

developing a state of flow leads to higher skill development

and the ability to meet higher challenges within a chosen


The message of the Tao is to develop exactly such a state of

flow and to do it by developing deeper states of inner

awareness. The easiest way to invoke a state of flow,

therefore, is to go within, attune with your inner being and

the intended task, then come out into the world of action and

carry out your intuitive guidance every step of the way until

the task is completed.

In a state of flow, the action is guided from within and the

doer virtually vanishes into the deed.

The key to creating the desired state of flow is that, because

your inner being is fully attuned with the universe, you can

then act in a manner which is perfectly aligned with all other

circumstances related to your work. This is how synchronicity

happens and coincidences become commonplace in your life.

People, ideas and materials all come together at the exact

right time and in the right place because flow is an

orchestration of the many, not just the one.

You can be the main person conducting the work, but the

universe responds to your inner connection and brings to you

everything that you need with effortless coincidence.

The message of Wu Wei is that there is a time and a place for

everything to come together for effortless achievement. By

intending a goal and connecting with your inner being, you

start the creation of that perfect time and place by attracting

all the resources you need to achieve the goal. Then, by acting

exactly when the energy feels right, you express the flow of

ideas and energy which pour forth from your inner being.

Achievement becomes effortless, and the realm of being has

become manifest in the world of action. You will have achieved

success by alignment with the inner realm of 'not doing.'

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This article was written by Owen Waters, author of "Freedom of

the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom." This

deeply insightful e-book combines some of today's most proven

and time-tested spiritual practices into one powerful and

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