I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

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Being and Doing

Being and Doing

Dec 13, 2017-- Sometimes life seems like a never-ending battle between doing and being. If I wish to be present, I need to turn my attention toward myself, but most of us lose our connection with ourselves as soon as we go into movement. Yet as we watch great dancers, great athletes and great actors move, we can't help but see how deeply connected they are with themselves, seemingly listening to themselves while giving a superlative performance. What's their secret? It clearly has to do with attention, with focus. They offer hope that it's possible to do and be at the same time. (6117 reads)


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Take ActionExperiment with Being-in-Action by choosing to wait a moment before you act. Let the phone ring three times before answering or take three deep breaths before meeting someone or something that you know will be difficult for you. Or try out one of Patty's other suggestions.



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