Posts Tagged ‘doing vs. being’

Was It Worth It?

June 18, 2010

To shift your priorities from doing to being, look beyond your “To Do” list and create a “To Be” list. Begin it by writing down the qualities your ideal self would possess. Perhaps your list includes such traits as being loving, kind, nurturing, generous, honest, and reliable. Monitor your behavior and train yourself to stop thinking, saying, or doing anything not in harmony with your vision.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Rumi





Imagine yourself evolving and gradually embodying these qualities. Challenge yourself to (more…)

Chaotic Inner Life = Chaotic Outer Life

June 15, 2010

How you relate to the outer world is a reflection of your inner world. A chaotic inner life manifests as a chaotic outer life. Tragically, many people get so absorbed in the demands of daily life that they lose touch with themselves. They focus exclusively on what they can do instead of who they can be. They hitch their wagon to ego, unaware that Spirit walks patiently beside them.

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Single-mindedly focusing on what you can do, achieve, and acquire, all the while ignoring your soul’s yearning for deeper connection with the Source of all that is, is a (more…)