Effortless action is action that arises in the moment of its doing and flows spontaneously from us to the situation calling for it to be done, at the time it is called for, in the way it is called for. It happens frequently through those who are attuned to their circumstances and are living without agenda or opinion, with nothing to gain or lose, free to do or to do not according to the need of the moment. Being empty of motive, fear, anger, desire or duty, frees us to be present and able to move with the circumstanes as they develop toward the response they require, without thinking, plotting, scheming or planning-- like dancers who dance without imposing their will on their movement, and move without intention beyond intending to disappear into the music and stay out of the way until the music is done with them and what they bring to the moment. And wait for the next moment for the dance to go on.
The freedom to be what is needed in each moment that arises in every situation that develops is the freest freedom there is. And it is all that is asked of any of us. Ever. That is the freedom that sets us free from expectation, aspiration, ambition, fear, anger, will and desire, and invites us to dance with the music of the time and place of our living. We are not free until we are free to live like that.