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Definitions: (1) productive movement; (2) causing or promoting change; (3) agile, quick, nimble, lively; (4) constantly engaged; (5) characterized by energetic motion; busy; (6) requiring vigorous exertion

Synonyms: alert, assiduous, brisk, diligent, industrious, operative, spirited, sprightly

Balancing Quality: relaxed

Parental Quality: decisiveness

Familial Qualities: participative, progressive

Consequential Quality: appreciation

Quotes:

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German Writer

When man decides, and when he consummates this decision in action, man experiences, and the meanings and the values of this experience are forever a part of his eternal character on all levels, from the finite to the final. — The Urantia Book (117:5.13)

Analogy: An automobile has to be moving in order for there to be some direction. God can’t help you move in the right direction if you are parked. On the other hand, there has to be a road of some sort. God bless the road builders. You can’t go driving your car into a swamp, you’d get stuck. But if you change to a hydroplane you can continue your journey.

Tip: If you’re worried or unhappy, do something about it. Take a walk, put on some happy music and dance, go to sleep, watch TV – anything. Just do something, and do it consciously.

Comment: Whether we get an idea from something we heard or read, from prayer, or from a random thought; any action taken as a result is the engine of that thought. Action gives thought life. It gives it value. The original thought, combined with our current reality, is a new framework for a new reality. Action is the completion of decision.

Color: red

Symbols: 1) Mars; 2) the sail; 3) the spur; 4) children playing