Being Into Doing

I mentioned my wavering between two ideas I most want people to get in their DNA.

If I thought people being full of themselves was going to be a tough sell, I suspect there’s an even tougher road ahead for embracing the notion being is not the opposite of doing, and in no way means doing nothing.


Being Expressed In DoingImagine what you’re doing when you’re being compassionate.

Or curious.

Or fearful.

Or courageous.

Or confused.

Or still.


Doing follows being.

Who you are being in any moment is expressed through what you are doing.

Being full of yourself can lead to more expressions of doing than you ever thought possible.

You never stop being so you never stop doing.


But we haven’t been able to see that way.

We’ve looked to our outer world to tell us what is going on inside.


Can you blame us though?


We didn’t survive this long waiting for berries to roll into our mouths, vegetables to pop out of the ground or fire to spontaneously burst into flames.

For thousands of years we’ve had practice with associating visible, physical motion as taking action, as doing something, to keep us alive.

If we weren’t doing then we were in danger of dying. That turned into if we didn’t do hard enough we didn’t deserve what we had.


We don’t have to worry so much about dying on a daily basis, but we’re still looking outside ourselves.

We still think if we’re not moving then we must not be doing.


Science has evolved from the days of Newton into quantum physics, and our awareness has evolved too.

We now know about this “invisible” inner world where change really begins.

This inner world is alive with the motion of being.


You can be happy watching clouds or jumping for joy.

You can be curious pondering in bed or digging in the dirt.

You can be peaceful meditating during yoga or leading a school field trip.

You can be catalyzing having a conversation or building a school.


Being and doing aren’t in opposition. And being doesn’t have to mean you’re lazing about like some couch potato.

Choose who you want to be in this moment and you’ll find many ways to express yourself all over.

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Lorraine Watson - on rustic porch

chief nudging officer


Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.

1 Comment

  1. Lianne-carla Savage on June 21, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Great post. Does make you think.

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