Fear leads to ego-based action. Motivation from without.
Trust leads to true Self-based action. Inspiration from within.
The above Deep Thought of the Day coincides with the yogic concept of Isvara Pranidhana, surrender to a source greater than oneself. Isvara Pranidhana is one of yoga’s niyamas, or outward practices which lead to one’s bliss, as listed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Let go and Let _________
(insert your faith here, whether God and/or JC, the Universe, the Higher Power, or as the Artist’s Way put it, G-ood O-rderly D-irection. Believe in something fully. Trust all is going exactly right. And watch the inspiration flow.
Niyamas (Yogic Outward Practices):
Tapas: austerity and discipline
Isvara Pranidhana: surrender to a higher power.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali II.32