“Abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace”…. the Bhagavad Gita
My last couple of posts have been about the self and how taking action can help us make shifts in our lives.
I encourage people to take action. But it is important not to make outcomes the the focus of those actions. So what does this mean?
Taking action creates life in it’s fullness. But in that fullness there can be unexpected outcomes…some pleasant and some not so pleasant – like sorrow, suffering, pain, death. One never really know what will happen once we begin to create movement.
But we must take action regardless of the outcomes. But we do this from a place of consciousness – “not thinking about I but rather, thou”* – so not to entangle ourselves in outcomes. We are in action, not in reaction. We begin to shift our experience of the self.
Taking action is about being brave and willing. Taking action is about being in our power. A great resource on the topic of action is the classic Bhagavad Gita, from which I have quoted in this post.
So take action, but ask yourself this – can I let go of expectation? Let go of an outcomes?