The Bhagavad Gita tells us we have control over action alone, not over results. Thus we should focus on doing our best and know this will feed the best results. We allow those results to unfold how it’s best for the whole.
It’s not our burden to make things happen like we think they’re supposed to.
However, even deeper, we’re not the doer either. We’re the experiencer. Everything happens as an evolutionary movement or a rebalancing. It’s our job to have and digest experiences.
From this perceptive, it’s how we’re responding to what is unfolding that is more important than the action itself. This is because how we respond is what feeds and filters the energy. Energy drives action and has a larger influence on the result. Are we allowing a smooth unfolding or resisting? Are we repressing or grasping causing further resistance?
Whatever our perspective, the art comes in offering it all back to the Divine. It’s not the job of the conscious mind to make everything happen a certain way. Taking that on is trying to solve a problem that is not yours. Our job is to experience and enjoy. We co-create with the Divine by observing, acting as we’re called to, and offering it back. Our observation and digestion adds meaning and value to what is unfolding, fulfilling it.
Not that we don’t have responsibility for our actions. While actions move through us rather than from us, we still act as a filter that influences that flow. We’re each a unique emphasis of laws of nature. Even the most enlightened sage will have a few qualities they don’t want to amplify. Imbalance fades as light rises but only if we use a little discrimination and don’t amplify discord.
Planning is good but make outlines, not rules. Get to know the road but don’t be surprised if you end up on another one.