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Let’s Increase Inspiration and Decrease Perspiration

Updated: Mar 6

The philosopher Lao Tzu noted that all things are possible for anyone who can perfectly practice inaction.

I better understood what he meant when I heard the story of a man who seemed to be staring out the window all day while at work. After seeing this happen day in and day out, a co-worker became quite irritated.

Finally, the co-worker couldn’t take it anymore, so he complained to the owner and boss. He told the owner, "All this guy does when he comes to work is stare out the window all day while I and everyone else are working hard. It's unfair that he is getting paid for doing nothing."

Much to the co-worker's surprise, the owner replied, “Shush. Don’t disturb him. Leave him alone.”

The complaining worker was taken aback and confused by his boss’ response. The owner said, "The last time that guy stared out the window like that, he came up with an idea that helped this company make an extra million dollars. So the last thing I want to see him doing is working.”

That worker was practicing the art of increased inspiration and decreased perspiration. It was that inaction that Lao Tzu talked about where this Presence called God is seemingly doing everything, and it looks like we are doing nothing.

In that space of inaction, we don't have to figure things out with the surface mind. Instead, we live in intuition, insight, and revelation.

When we stand in the field of inspiration, we open ourselves up to the all-knowing Mind of Spirit. Catching God's inspired thoughts is one benefit of practicing stillness and silence. It is that place where real thinking takes place.

In Japanese culture, there is the word "kamkura." It means to return to the realm of God - that place of actual thinking, inspiration, and the origin of creation.

Every day, we can go to the origin of creation and allow these spiritual ideas to carry us into realms beyond our wildest imaginings, previous history, or anything that has ever happened.

This is inspiration.

We are here to ratchet up our consciousness so that we live in that zone where trying to figure things out with our might and power diminishes, the insight from inspiration increases, and we know something without any reasoning process.

It's not about adding anything to ourselves; it's about releasing the blockages that are stopping the flow of God from coming through. To release these blockages is to eliminate our false perceptions about life and allow God to be God as us.

Peace and Blessings,


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