See Action in Inaction
The wise see that there is action in the midst of inaction and inaction in the midst of action. Their consciousness is unified, and every act is done with complete awareness.
~Bhagavad Gita 4:18
Our lives are so busy and so full of input. When we first begin to meditate, it may feel like we are wasting time. We are so used to always doing, that it feels difficult to just sit in the silence. Once we have been meditating for a while, we realize the benefits that we are reaping from this time of quiet. There is definitely action happening during this time of perceived inaction. Conversely, our meditation practice supports us when we are active in the world. We are more aware — more conscious of what we are thinking, doing or saying. This enables us to choose theaction that supports us and those around us in the highest way.