Source: Automatic Action

Effortless movement is letting the move execute itself while you observe. It is to be automatic and moving on autopilot. Moving automatically is the way to mastery and effortless action. Let your subconscious take over. Act the way it wants to act. Express whatever wants to come out. Your subconscious will learn by itself how to act better. It will integrate improvements more easily into itself. Say to yourself “I have no mind, I have no will, I have no control, I am the vessel, and it is doing it through me.”

You are not the one making the movement but you are the movement itself. Watch it come and go as if it wasn’t yours. You will slip into a steady space where you feel quite empty. A state of emptiness of ego. Feel as if you’re not in control of your body. Surrender control of your body completely. Imagine that your body is being used like a puppet. Pretend that it’s not you. This will result in a feeling of effortlessness and detachment. Allowing your subconscious to take over is surrendering control to a Higher Intelligence to do the movements through you. Detachment is trusting and surrendering to this Higher Intelligence.

Acting automatically and effortlessly is acting at the level of mastery. It is the ability to detach and observe while imagining that your body is moving by itself. This is the key to acting naturally. As technique asserts itself, the player is free to feel something while playing! Feel, don’t think. Act from a state of mindlessness. The right art is purposeless, aimless! The ”purposelessness” and ”aimlessness” is a means of establishing ourselves as a channel.

The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. The highest state of action is the selfless state. It is a state where you are in the flow of the universal mind. You’re moving and not moving at all. It is not, “I am doing it,” but rather “it is happening through me,” or “it is doing it through me.” This state of super-consciousness is the opposite of self-consciousness. In that moment, time disappears. It is impossible to be self-conscious and totally involved in the activity at the same time. Consciousness of the self is a barrier between the actor and the action. As you forget your own presence, you attain a state of oneness with the activity and become absorbed in a way that defies the passage of time.

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