“To the disciples who were always asking for words of wisdom the Master said, ‘Wisdom is not expressed in words. It reveals itself in action.’
But when he saw them plunge headlong into activity, he laughed aloud and said, “That isn’t action. That’s motion.”
~ Anthony De Mello
I love this definition, and the laughter in this story.
Are you keeping busy, always moving from one activity to another? Or are you taking action?
Action is acting with intention. It means having an outcome in mind, purpose or sense of meaning.
When you apply the wisdom of your words and bring them into your daily activities, you are being true to your self.
When you are authentic in this way, you share your wisdom with the world.
Let us all be more mindful in our actions today.