Keep Calm

DO IT WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART (OR DON’T DO IT!)


We love embracing partiality most of the time, half way commitments, half way promises…half way attention to details and so forth. I’m not an exception 🙂 At times some tasks may often seem extremely demanding and I pick up a line like, “Hey that can wait, lemme just skim it through at the moment,how about I put that through tomorrow? 😉

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Well, until recently when I dived on Alan Cohen’s “Enough Already” book. Alan affirms and I quote “The most self-defeating thing you can do is to take action with divided intention. If you are doing something while resisting, resenting, or complaining about it, you are ripping yourself off, along with everyone else involved. Nothing is more annoying than someone doing something and kvetching and whining as they do it. Either do something with a whole heart or don’t do it. If you agree to do something, then really do it. If you don’t agree to do it, then really don’t do it. Be total.”

Love that.

Either do something with a whole heart or don’t do it. If you agree to do something, then really do it. If you don’t agree to do it, then really don’t do it. Be total.”

Reminds me of the Buddha, Seneca and Osho.

Buddha tells us: “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”

While Seneca advises us: “There is nothing the wise man does reluctantly.”

And Walter Russell puts it brilliantly: “There should be no distasteful tasks in one’s life. If you just hate to do a thing, that hatred for it develops body-destructive toxins, and you become fatigued very soon. You must love anything you must do. Do it not only cheerfully, but also lovingly and the very best way you know how. That love of the work which you must do anyhow will vitalize your body and keep you from fatigue.”

He adds: “A menial task which must be mine, that shall I glorify and make an art of it.”

Osho goes off on the importance of being total in his Book of Understanding. He tells us: “I don’t teach the middle way, I teach the total way. Then a balance comes of its own accord, and then that balance has tremendous beauty and grace. You have not forced it, it has simply come. By moving gracefully to the left, to the right, in the middle, slowly a balance comes to you because you remain so unidentified.”

Plus: “When you are total, it is good; and when you are divided, it is evil. Divided you suffer; united, you dance, you sing, you celebrate.”

Got something to do?

Do it or don’t do it.

But if you’re going to do it, do it with ALL your heart!! 🙂

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