It is good to be proficient in life; it is good to be adept at getting things done (and then resting afterward). Merely getting things done for oneself alone (or merely for some small, immediate family) may be rather small-minded and narrow in outlook. Similarly, getting things done while concomitantly harming the environment may also be rather petty and narrow-minded. A wise, highly aware, dynamic mind is compassionate, considerate, and does not put itself first. It gets things done while loving the whole… not loving some silly little self-image or merely those who care for (and reward) that self-image.
Inner proficiency — in (and “as”) the mind — is to exist without needless conflict, without needless friction. A mind full of limited, separative notions and perspectives (internally) is a jumble of friction, clutter, disorderliness, and disarray. Such a disorderly mind will consist of many fractional images and ideals, all of which are limited, symbolic, partial, and which reinforce isolation and separation of a so-called “center” as being (supposedly) in charge of the “other” thoughts, (conflicting ideals and desires), and images. When the mind is jealousy manifesting… jealousy is what you are; it is not something that some fictional center “is having.” How can a learned — though fictional — and concocted center efficiently and proficiently get rid of the jealousy, when (all along) the center is an accumulated delusion whose very isolated manifestation supports feelings such as jealousy? Inner separation and segregation extend from an internally disorderly mind into the outer world; indifference, conflict, hatred, jealousy, war, ruthless competition, and exploiting others are often results.
A beautiful mind of the humility of emptiness and of intelligent wholeness, with real inner order and with inner images in a harmonious relationship with each other, beyond delusion, will express itself in the external environment in ways that are cooperative, compassionate, considerate, wise, environmentally sound, empathic, and non-fragmentary.