Discipline #2 A.C.T.I.O.N: A Continuous Tendency Involving Ones Nerve
~ A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. ~
Action is the opposite of inertia. Whenever something is inert, it is inactive. On a subatomic level, nothing is inactive and everything is always in motion. Nothing is ever truly at rest. The nature of our physical make-up is designed through the process of molecules being constantly in vibration. The whole concept of physical matter is nothing more than the culmination of vibrating stuff. Atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons and quarks are forever interacting on the subatomic level in order to generate energy. Energy is always in motion. In fact, it can never “not be” in motion. As energetic beings, humans are also too, forever in motion, not so much in a physical or literal sense, but in an energetic sense. This means that we are always in a state of action as opposed to a state of complete rest. That being the case, it would behoove us to know this basic aspect of beingness in order to determine how this principle can best serve our purpose.
The greatest action any person can ever take is one of mental action. Thought generates energy. Energy generates momentum and momentum generates motion. In The Master Key System written by Charles F. Haanel he says, “Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.” Once things are set in motion on the mental plane, it’s simply a matter of time before they begin to materialize on the physical plane. In fact; nothing is ever created on the physical plane without first being created on the finer levels of existence. Scientifically, thought generated by the mind produces a subtle, etheric energy which vibrates at the level of pure, unadulterated substance. This substance then goes forth into the realm of all ideas where it picks up the momentum of manifestation. Given the proper amount of sustenance, these thoughts will eventually materialize into form.
Extracted from pg 18 of "100 Disciplines to Higher Consciousness: A Conclusive Synopsis on Spiritual Principles" by Dr. Peter C. Rogers