We do many things during the day, but not all of them are actions. Many things we do are simply automatic responses to what is going on around us.
How many times have you entered the bathroom with a mop and a bucket full of warm-soapy water, and instead of cleaning the floor you poured the water from the bucket to the toilet? ?
How many times have you opened the fridge not remembering what you wanted to take out from it? (and probably you didn’t want to open the fridge in the first place, but the cupboard close by, you were just standing close to the fridge and that triggered opening it)
How many times have you started the session with your horse thinking “I want to have a lovely ride”, and ended up after 45minutes unhappy, sweaty with an equally sweaty and unhappy horse because SOMETHING IMPORTANT popped up on the way (like a horse not having a perfect bent on the 10m circle) and you HAD TO so something about it…?!?!
Many times we are not even aware of what we are doing.
We may think that we act, but our responses are not actions.
To have an Action, you need first to have an Intention.
Intention is how awareness manifests itself in Calmness