Friday, May 07, 2010

Day 42: What to do, or How to Do it?

Going slow.

This is “hard” for us sometimes, or maybe all the time. We have an image of ourselves as “getting things done.” Or, the other side of image: we are hard on ourselves at the end of the day if we don’t “get enough done. And in order to please other people, we often say we are going to do more things than the day has time to hold.

Or we slip up and get present in one of our tasks of the day, and just “waste time” enjoying a conversation with someone, or simply being present in their company.

And then the “next thing” on our list gets shortened, or cramped, or rushed, or cancelled.

It’s a funny thing, this linear time bit: people want a lot out of us. We want a lot out of ourselves. There are lots of fun and amazing things to do, and lots of just “get this done” things to do.

And where are we in all of this?

Hey: that’s the task for today: to go slowly inside of each and every event/ task/ job/ subset of our day. Take time to just sit, to take a walk, to listen and not respond right away, to take two breaths before you respond, to sense yourself and feel “I am alive” all the while that you are doing whatever it is you are doing.

Feel your Being inside of all your Doing.

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At 7:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post ~ 3Q..............................................................


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