Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing

Lao Tzu

Why are we afraid of doing nothing?

She said:
“I think it’s very hard for us in the West to be able to speak about non action, because our cultural background instills a kind of guilt about ‘doing nothing’ “…

Me:
Undoubtedly, it is so.

But why is that?… Has our guilt to do eventually with “doing nothing”?

Or…

Has it maybe to do with the fact that we are so much immersed in “doing”, so The Actual Guilt is an uneasy reminder, that invariably, since time immemorial we don´t really live, and accordingly, we ultimately miss something of great consequence despite our clever
and pragmatic life-style?…

Isn´t Doing some kind of compensation for fleeing who we are…- escaping the
Wonder of Life?

Doing nothing – the greatest liberation

Doing nothing is man´s worst fear.

It is the death of contraries,
for man, the hardest thing to grasp.

Doing nothing, as it is not the contrary of anything,
has nothing to do with idleness.

It is pure inaction.

“Dwelling” in Inaction entails great courage – the courage of
directly confronting Fear.

Having no contrary to escape in, fear dissipates.

This process is horrendous,
but if you don´t flee in fear to see Fear,
you are the winner of it all.

I can promise you that.

 

Doing nothing

There are so many who can do wonderful things…and yet…they do nothing.
Only when you have learned the lesson of Doing Nothing ,( which is the hardest lesson for a human) then and only then,
what you do has value. ´Cause there is no ego anymore…