Actually Doing Something Quotes by Shakti Gawain, Chip Heath, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Howard Rheingold, P. J. O’Rourke, Chogyam Trungpa and many others.
Many times people can access that being stage more fully and more easily if at first you are actually doing something. If you run, or dance, or do something kind of vigorous, and let the energy release, then sometimes it’s easier to sit or lie down and then feel at ease and rest and be quiet and move inside.
Mental simulation is not as good as actually doing something. But it’s the next best thing. And the right kind of a story is a simulation.
Between being able to and actually doing something lies an ocean, and on its bottom rests all too often the wreck of willpower.
Everything is removed. You’re actually doing something dangerous when you get in your car, when you’re getting on an airplane, or having sex.
Any person who has spent time outdoors actually doing something, such as hunting and fishing as opposed to standing there with a doobie in his mouth, knows nature is not intrinsically healthy.
You are actually doing something. You are getting into this process without making sure that what you’re doing is okay. Things are actually taking place, almost of their own accord, very simply and directly. That is meditation.
Apple isn’t the next Microsoft, you see. Apple is not the next anything because the role it aspires to transcends anything imaginable by Microsoft, ever. Google is the next Microsoft, so Google is seen by Ballmer as the immediate threat – the one he has a hope in hell of actually doing something about.