note to self, "I am a human-being, not human-doing".
I know the importance of goals, having a direction for the way we spend our time and criteria to evaluate the return on the investment of our time.
Before any of this happens however, I remind myself I am a Human-Being-who needs a "to be" list. Not a "to do", or a "to want", or "to cogitate" list: but an authentic "to be" list.
Yes, doing is part of living. Doing that comes from authentic being obtains results we prefer. Doing because others want us to, or because everyone else is too, or because we don't know what else to do, creates results in life we do not prefer.
In my morning meditation, I affirm all of the qualities I want to see in my life: sustainable prosperity, intelligent action, connection to all of life, compassion.......and I affirm whatever "to do" list must come from each of my "to be" qualities. I notice some days I am working specifically on one or two qualities. Other days, it seems like I am working on all of them.
Looking at the specific qualities we resonate with allows us to lean into our wisdom. You have a service or a product to sell? Children to nurture? An employer to satisfy? There are a million ways to approach it, hence the potential confusion. Answering the question, "who am I?" allows us "to do" with clairity.
Here is a practical example from my business: I have always offered a 100% money back guarantee to my clients. And while I've never had anyone take me up on my offer, I am clear if my clients are not getting the results (blessings) then I too can not be blessed.This practice is a reflection of my core value or quality of sustainable prosperity--an exchange where both the giver and the reciever are blessed. As a result, I have clients who say things like, "you have changed my life-from good to better" and "I enjoy writing your check each quarter."
Nothing holds us back from being who we authentically are. Confusion, noise, opinions all can contribute to our own brain fog-but if you know who you are; then knowing what to do is easy.
Thank you for posting this Karen! Yesterday I had a break-through and threw away my "to-do" list. It's amazing how much more I have gotten done over the past two days, just by simply being. I have addressed things as they come up and have been energized by this new feeling of freedom.
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