REPOST FROM 6/22/21
When you first meet someone at a networking event, one of the first things that you might ask is “So, what do you do?” What we do plays so much of a large part of who we are that as a society we tend to focus on what we do instead of how we are being. We would never ask someone “How are you being?” we would however say “How are you doing?” The concept and fact that we are human beings and not human doings is so important that I decided to focus on this topic this week.
I remember at an event that I was hosting several years ago one of the attendees mentioned that she created a “being list” in addition to a “doing list”. This concept always stuck out to me because I thought Wow! that’s such a good idea! We are so used to creating daily “To do” lists with all the things we need to get done, but have we stopped to create a daily “To be” list with all the ways we want to feel and show up in the world?
In this post, we will focus on human being v human doing.