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Hari Om

'Freedays' are the 'gather our thoughts' days; Q&As; a general review of the week so far…

This quote ties in rather nicely with the Workings-day study at the moment - in respect to management - but also to everything which we undertake on a daily basis. Just because we are good at something (ie proficient) does not necessarily mean that we are meaningfully productive (efficient) at it. To become efficient, we require full focus, determined focus, and an incentive to improve on what we are doing. This in turn requires that we are not caught up in the ego-trap of thinking our proficiency alone will produce results. Knowing we can do, we must do, and in the doing we manifest efficiency. Sitting and thinking, "I know how to make this dish", then running through it in our heads, does not provide the meal. Action must be taken according to the script in our head. Often times, we find, that if we have not paid sufficient attention, the result falls short of expectation. We lacked focus, or had not, after all, the proficiency we thought we had. Thus, efficiency also arises from practice… providing repeatable results; and this is the key point of Gurudev's quote. Let not theory and advanced knowledge sit unused. It is nothing until put into practice!

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