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BE ~~ DO ~~ HAVE

How many times have you made a new aquaintance, at a social event, and a conversation ensued, in which your new acquaintance proceeded to describe him/herself, in terms of what they did? Sometimes, the conversation devolves into descriptions of possessions. Curmudgeon, that I am, I often interupt and inform that I am only interested in who or what they are and ask them to please describe their 'being.'

People seem to have a problem with their identity and this influences their entire outlook, on life.

Most people believe if they "have" a thing (more time, money, love -- whatever), then they can finally "do" a thing (write a book, take up a hobby, go on vacation, buy a home, undertake a relationship), which will allow them to "be" a thing (happy, peaceful, content, or in love). In actuality, they are reversing the Be-Do-Have paradigm. In the universe as it really is (as opposed to how you think it is), "havingness" does not produce "beingness," but the other way around.

First you "be" the thing called "happy" (or "knowing," or "wise," or "compassionate," or whatever), then you start "doing" things from this place of beingness -- and soon you discover that what you are doing winds up bringing you the things you've always wanted to "have."

The way to set this creative process (and that's what this is...the process of creation) into motion is to look at what it is you want to "have," ask yourself what you think you would "be" if you "had" that, then go right straight to being.

In this way you reverse the way you've been using the Be-Do-Have paradigm -- in actuality, set it right -- and work with, rather than against, the creative power of the universe.

Any questions??

"There is too much doing and not enough being. The laws of nature don't work that way. To grow a flower there's no struggle or trying - it just happens. It's a lovely, natural unfolding that takes place. To try to push the flower to grow just kills the thing. And yet that's what we're inclined to do in our lives." Robin Sharma