The Secret of Doing Without Doing
By Dr. Robert Anthony
One of the mistaken certainties or misconceptions most people
operate under is that you get what you want in life by what you
DO, or through the actions you take. Most people believe that the
DOING or action part is what makes things happen. However, this
causes you to create in reverse.
Let me explain..
The reason we put a lot of emphasis on action is because we do
not understand the power of our thought. If you analyze it, 90%
of most people's actions are spent trying to compensate for
The Chinese philosopher Lao-tsu said that, "In the practice of
the Way, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you
need to force things until finally you arrive at *non action*
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone". What he is
talking about is *doing without doing*
The problem is that most of us are preoccupied with "doing".
Unfortunately most of our doing usually involves struggle. In the
western world we are conditioned to be action-oriented, so we
place a tremendous value on doing. We are so busy doing that we
do not realize that all this "doingness" causes us to create in a
Most of our actions are out of fear, worry or doubt because we
believe nothing will get done unless we DO something. In other
words, we are trying to force our desire into manifestation
If your decision to DO is dominant, then you will not focus on
what you want to BE in the present moment. This causes you to
miscreate because BEING is the first and most important step in
the creative process.
Here is the sècret.
It is not your action that makes things happen, it is your
intent. You can reduce the need for action to a very minimum by
allowing yourself to focus on what you desire until you feel the
positive energy begin to move within you. This energy is not
based on doubt, fear, anxiety, worry or need. If you focus on
what you want instead of what you don't want, you will know when
it is time to take action. And when you do, it will be
effortless. Doors open and the entire universe will conspire to
assist you in your desire.
Put simply, you should take no action on anything until you have
visualized your desire and made it real enough in your mind that
your next action (step), whatever it is, seems like the most
How can you know the next logical step? Here is the test that you
can give to yourself before taking any action. If you focus on
what you desire and still feel overwhelmed or anxious, then you
are not ready for any action. You know you are ready when it
feels like the next logical step is effortless. There is no
effort, no strain, and no pain.
What we want to do is to use the leverage of energy, the same
leverage of energy that creates everything in the universe.
However, we are so caught up in the reality of WHAT IS, that we
feel we must create everything through mental effort and physical
Have you ever seen people who seem to have all the wonderful
things in their life without much effort? It almost seems like
they have an advantage over evèry one else. Then you see the
people who work the hardest usually have the least. That doesn't
seem fair does it? But that's the way the universe works.
Unfortunately, those who work the hardest usually have the least
because they haven't learned the leverage of aligning their
energy. They are going about creating their lives the hard way.
They are trying to use their actions to create what they want.
We have also been programmed that in order to have what we desire
we must work hard. How many times have you heard - "No pain, no
gain." The implication is that if you want to make something of
yourself, you must work hard. The message is clear - if you are
not hurting or struggling, you are not moving forward.
But here is the truth - anytime you are struggling you are
miscreating. Anytime you feel pain or struggle, your magnetic
point of attraction is directed to that which you do not want,
rather than to that which you desire. Read it again!
Actions are necessary, but they are the last component of the
creation processes. Actions cannot be used effectively to
initiate results, because initiation is the function of BEING,
then thought, then action.
Remember, the creation of anything is through your vibration.
Everything vibrates, and it is by that vibration that we
harmonize and attract experiences to ourselves. So before you act
or do anything, first ask yourself, how am I vibrating? How do
you tell? You tell by how you FEEL. Your feelings show you your
vibration. How you feel determines what you attract.
When you use the process of creating by only focusing on what you
want instead of what you don't want, you will see that the
universe will provide a different set of circùmstances for you
that requires much less action. This puts you in a state of
"doing without doing" or action without effort.
Copyright Dr. Robert Anthony. All Rights Reserved.
Dr. Robert Anthony is an internationally renowned
expert in human potential. He teaches you how to manifest what
you desire through the power of your mind. He òffers the dynamic
"Know How To Be Rich" training course, revealing how you can
quickly & easily manifest manifest wealth, life purpose and
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