Non-action is no accident, just as an athlete’s effortless movements and a musician’s performance require practice. We are all capable of walking through life as artists and athletes, moving towards a state of non-doing as we eliminate the noise.
“There wasn’t much opportunity for me to learn yoga philosophy and the mental aspects of meditation in a conventional yoga class. I wanted to study those elements of the practice in a deeper way.”
Practices like loving-kindness harness the potent power of love and feed it to the brain. Goleman explains how the brain seems to light up in these practices, more powerfully and quickly than in any other practice, as though the brain was craving love.