“Everyone alive embodies both being and doing. The wind we create by running is the energy of becoming, and the wind that comes to us by stilling ourselves is the energy of being.” – Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
It’s so easy to get caught up in the business of only “doing” at the expense of “being.” We need both to be whole, it’s not one or the other. With the past few weeks of slowing down over the holidays, “being” has taken center stage. As I plan for the weeks ahead that come with a large dose of “doing,” it’s tempting to be worn out before ever starting.
Life – the culmination of each and every single day – has so many more dimensions and depth than we allow ourselves to explore or allow to enter the realm of possibilities. We often live in black and white, light and dark, missing the shades, hues and vibrant color of the moment and being present in all of it.
A good and complete life is made up of both doing and being, weaved together through each day. When we engage, whether in doing or being, we fully participate and immerse ourselves right in the middle of our life as it’s unfolding.
Set your sails for the many winds that each day brings and be open to where they take you. There’s a reason for you to be right where you are. Be ready and willing to give or receive – it’s an important part of your becoming and being. Do and be.