A Commitment to the Unimportant

We are human beings, not human doings. Pour all your efforts into doing while neglecting the art of being, and yours will be a life out of balance. You live harmoniously when you reconcile doing and being by performing every action with mindfulness and conscious intent.

Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.
Stephen Covey

Emphasize doing and your attention is stuck in the past or the future. Emphasize being and you root yourself fully and gloriously in the present moment. Striving to live more consciously and with greater presence expands your capacity to simply be.

When you become conscious of Being, what is really happening is that Being becomes conscious of itself. When Being becomes conscious of itself—that’s presence. Since Being, consciousness, and life are synonymous, we would say that presence means consciousness becoming conscious of itself, or life attaining self-consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle

Move through life unconsciously and “being” remains a foreign concept, obscured from view by a relentless emphasis on activity.

At some point early in our lives, we decide just how conscious we wish to be. We establish a threshold of awareness. We choose how stark a truth we are willing to admit into consciousness, how readily we will examine contradictions in our lives and beliefs, how deeply we wish to penetrate. Our brains can censor what we see and hear, we can filter reality to suit our level of courage. At every crossroads we make the choice again for greater or lesser awareness.
Marilyn Ferguson






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Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

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2 Responses to “A Commitment to the Unimportant”

  1. Chris22 Says:

    “Emphasize doing and your attention is stuck in the past or the future. Emphasize being and you root yourself fully and gloriously in the present moment. Striving to live more consciously and with greater presence expands your capacity to simply be.”

    I keep trying this… so difficult for me.. but this is a good reminder that I should keep trying.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    It is difficult, Chris22. All the more reason never to give up. We all need reminders on a regular basis to keep trying. Keep moving forward and you’ll get to where you want to go.

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