Being vs. Doing

While there are active ways to Be, it’s important that we recognize the difference between Being and  “doing.” From yogic practices, we learn that when we function completely in the present moment, we are Being. When we act out of concern for constructing the future, we are doing. “Being vs. doing” is a good lens to apply to all of our day-to-day activities to ensure that we’re staying engaged. Complete devotion to one activity without distraction by anything else increases productivity and decreases frantic energy.

Look at your workday using the framework of Being vs. doing. What percentage of time do you spend Being, and what time do you spend doing? What barriers are in place to prevent you from spending more time Being?

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