One path leads into acceptance by society, the other leads into oneself. One path has laws that reflect the lowest common denominator, the other answers to a higher law. On one path, Doing is the ultimate value, on the other path, Doing is the ultimate barrier.
“Don’t just sit there, do something” takes us into success and failure; “Don’t just do something, sit there” takes us into bliss. And I am not talking about avoidance, the true test of a life well lived is to be in the world but not of it. But even in the inner world one can still lose oneself to the path of achieving: Trying to change thoughts; trying to discover the hara or third eye; seeking spiritual attainment. The result is the same: ego remains in the shadows, enthroned.
Whether sitting with eyes closed or journeying into love with a significant other, these two paths stretch out in front of us: Doing or Watching. We can choose to remain with the I (and live behind a wall), or we can enter the void.
Take the path less travelled, the dangerous path, it leads to bliss.