Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doing & Being

     Just saw an insightful 2017 documentary: "I Am Heath Ledger." He seemed 'driven' to constantly create. Stardom came quickly & easily. He hardly slept, despite taking sleeping pills. At some point he became very interested in musicians who died young. He himself then died at age 28 - such a painful waste - he had so much more to learn, so much more to contribute. 

     Obsessively doing is such an easy, dirt-common addiction. But it's just an anxious, nervous, involuntary twitch. Please don't be proud of it, even though people may admire you for it and say "Oooooooh, you're sooooo BUSY!"
     WHO is busy? The puppet you, or YOU?

     “The purpose of life is not to transcend the body, 
      but to embody the transcendent.”                          Dalai Lama

     When we're open-heartedly engaged with whatever or whoever in the present moment, there's no thought of self, fear, worry, suffering, time, etc. When we ARE BEING loving awareness, we embody the transcendent. We can't be loving awareness, AND at the same time, do the fearful twitching bit. We choose, moment-by-moment, to BE loving awareness - or - to anxiously twitch. 
     We can & should of course act while being loving awareness - such authentic action feels effortless, timeless, peaceful, joyful.

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