Question: Is there a way to aspire even while you are relaxing from fervent aspirational action?Sri Chinmoy: There is a special way. Think of a runner. A runner prepares himself for some time before he takes a start. Then, he starts and gradually increases his speed, and after a few moments his coordination becomes perfect. Then, he can relax in his coordination and still not lose his speed. Similarly, if the preparation is good and the start is good and the forward movement is speeding ahead satisfactorily, then one will be able to keep one's aspiration intact even with inner relaxation.
Sri Chinmoy, Aspiration-Tree, Agni Press, 1976