Doing. Being.

portrait-man-black and white-Brian Ingram

Most people have the hardest time relaxing. We were taught at an early age to ‘do,’ and now we are so addicted to doing that even if we take a break we think about what to do next. Very few ever realize that the priceless treasure in life is ‘Being.’

D.R. Butler

 


  • Photograph: Thank you Brian Ingram. Note that Brian also kindly permitted the use of his photograph for my blog header.
  • Quote: Thank you Karen @ Karen’s Korner.

Comments

  1. Great thought.

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  2. You are so right. This image is incredible, shows a kind of sadness and anguish in the eyes. Reblogging.

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  3. So true!

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  4. And I’m grateful that you are here to teach me sensai…(just kidding).

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  5. Ha! That means I can’t stand myself :b (at times YES).

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  6. What a fabulous photo. The guy’s eyes are haunted.

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  7. Reblogged this on Writing Out Loud and commented:
    Let me know if I ever look like this guy. Especially do so if I don’t know it. Relaxing should not be a luxury.

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  8. just be.

    ( polar opposite of nike’s famous – just do it. approach)

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  9. How to learn to ‘be’ when taught to ‘do’ and honing that skill for years?

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  10. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    So true and very hard to change.

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  11. solid advice – I understand the guilt about taking a break – mad really – that said I am much more relaxed since leaving the military – I set my own deadlines and am much more relaxed

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  12. I’ve gotten quite good at relaxing, but it’s taken a lot of practice!

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  13. Well said.

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  14. I was going to write a comment, but that would be “doing” and I should be just “being”…but now I’ve got it done, I might as well send it.

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  15. Perfect. And on a Monday. Love it.

    – Michael

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  16. Yes.

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  17. So very, very true! Just be, should be our goal, but that’s a lot easier wished for than actually done! 🙂

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