I often play with the concepts of doing and being and apply them to my life.
How much am I doing, and for what reasons? How am I balancing that with simply “being?”
In my mid-70s, I’m more and more attracted to the idea of “being present” to whatever I do.
Here are some words to the wise about ways that we can “be”:
Be strong, but not rude.
Be kind, but not weak.
Be humble, but not timid.
Be proud, but not arrogant.
Don’t stress over things you can’t control.
Ask for what you want, and be prepared to get it.
Impress people with your soul, not the things you have.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Never forget the people who caught you while you were falling.
Breathe and allow things to pass.
You are not too old, and it’s not too late.
By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.
~ Thanks to Ruth Montgomery for these ideas.