The Second of the Eleven Rules or Secrets of the Naqshbandi Order, as read by Omar Ali-Shah.
2. NAZAR BA KADAM
or Watching over the Steps
Watching over the Steps means attention to the times
and opportunities of action and inaction, action being when
you should do something positive. A movement, exercise
or piece of reading which is positive and useful. Inaction
means pause or halt. Pause, halt or patience can be equally
useful. To say it is better to do something rather than nothing
is not always correct. There are moments when positive
inaction is valuable. When you try to use the energy
when the moment is not right you get frustration and confusion.
The right action at the right time is the secret. If
you are watching your steps you will get nearer to doing