I spent a good part of the day reading Taoist material, namely the Chuang-Tzu. Eastern philosophy and its teaching are mostly about being rather doing. It is about being mindful, attentive, and being part of the larger whole and not outside. A quote I came across was “People cannot use flowing water for a mirror; they use still water for a mirror.”
Mark Nepo captured the need to be and allow ourselves to become one with the world in this poem. In unity, we find wholeness and come out in the world.
While there is much to do
we are not here to do.
Under the want to problem-solve
is the need to being solve.
Often, with full being
the problem goes away.
The seed being-solves its
darkness by blossoming.
The hear being-solves its loneliness
by loving whatever it meets.
The tea becoming-solves the water
by becoming tea.