In his book, A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle discusses the importance of enlightened doing, which means, living in spiritual consciousness rather than ego. It could also be stated as, being aware of our thoughts and material motivations, rather than lost in them. He also says, when we are more focused on the goal, rather than what we are doing in the present moment, we create stress for ourselves, and stress is what we need to eliminate in order to recover our health.
Tolle says, the key to enlighten doing is acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm. He says, enthusiasm comes from enjoying what we are doing while having a goal in mind. He also says, if we can’t enjoy what were doing, then we at the very least need to accept it.
Truth be told, I can’t feel enthusiasm towards the symptoms I experience, but I can do my best to accept them. I can, however, feel grateful for them, for the spiritual journey they have taken me on. I can also feel enthusiasm about my healthy, high-fat diet, about detoxifying, walking every day, chopping wood, shoveling snow, playing golf, going to the chiropractor, doing Bowen therapy, meditating, spending time in nature, doing emotional energy purging and doing energy work.
It is so critically important to be in a positive frame of mind as much as possible in order to eliminate stress, keep the body out of the fight-flight-freeze state, and stimulate the production of dopamine and serotonin. Enlightened doing is a great way to accomplish this!