Being comes before doing..

"We spend most of our life running after things, doing things. We forget that being comes before doing. Those who remember this secret make an effort to "be" and discover that when they stop and observe, life helps and brings whatever is needed.
Learning to "be" is learning to be at peace. It is our most fundamental nature. "
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10 comments:

  1. I was interested to find your blog. My blog at http://chasalex.blogspot.com is a reproduction, page by page, of a book entitled 'Being and Doing' that was popular in the early twentieth century. This is the 1935 edition. It was a Christmas present from my grandmother to my mother in 1942. My mother gave it to me in April 1958 and I read a page every night until 1966. It guided me through a difficult adolescence and early adulthood, as a bearer of Asperger's syndrome, a condition which wasn't identified and labelled until decades later.

    The book has one page for every day of the year. Just read the page for that date, every day. The pieces are quotes from poets, thinkers, ministers of religion, prominent people and literary figures going back from the early twentieth century to classical times. There are quotes from the Christian bible as well as sacred texts from other religions. Women feature more than you would expect for the time, because this book had among its compilers, women who worked for emancipation and voting rights for women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    The pieces have been reproduced here exactly as they appeared in the 1935 book. Some of the language might be antique, gender-specific and politically incorrect, and God is referred to often, in the natural way that people did in former days.

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  2. Thanks Charles Pierce, for your kind visit to my blog. I have visited your site and have found it to be very inspirational.
    God bless.

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  3. hi surjit...peace peace peace...thatz what we are finding for...actually its within us!
    good post! god bles

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  4. Nice blog entry. People don't pause to see what they are doing.

    They do things blindly and without thinking.

    That leads to suffering.

    If one pauses, from time to time, and watches what he is doing, life will become so much easier.

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  5. Anits, you have rightly said that peace is within us.Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
    God bless.

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  6. Black Indian Hawk, I fully agree with your insights:
    ...'If one pauses, from time to time, and watches what he is doing, life will become so much easier...'
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and sharing your wisdom.
    God bless.

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  7. Thanks Cyrus Rumi, my brother, for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  8. This must be why we are called human "beings" and not human "doings."

    Hugs,
    Betty

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  9. Yes Betty, you are right.I fully agree with your views. Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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