Reblog: Being Vs Doing

“It’s important to note here that “being” and “doing” are not exclusive states. . .” Very true.

When I run with my heart rate monitor, I am doing as well as being. This is an excellent article on the subjects.  Particularly the how-to section which is full of useful tips.



“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

– Dr. Wayne Dyer

I came across this quoteat some point in the past, and it’s always stuck with me.

As I’ve learned about mindfulness and practiced it for a few years now, I’ve gathered that there are two main modes of living. They are “doing” and “being.”

Most of us live in a culture that is all about achieving, concerned with getting things done and moving onto the next. It’s typically rewarded with raises, promotions, and material gain. And, this is where most of us find ourselves – the “doing” mode.

We also have minds that automatically judge every bit of incoming information. What happens is that, in this automatic judgment, we end up noticing that there is a gap between what we have and what we do not. This gap creates a load of…

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One Response to Reblog: Being Vs Doing

  1. alalyak says:

    Thanks for the reblog, Terry! So happy you resonated with it. 🙂


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