To feel at ease in a hammock is simple. The lake is lapping against the shore. My Journal at hand. Birds are singing. A ropey cocoon enfolds me. Hammock retreats are few and far between for most of us. We are busy. We are always on our way to somewhere as pressing “to do” lists race through our heads. Time to embrace life will come… on vacation…the weekend…after the kids grow up… when we retire.
It will happen some day if…
We do the “right things” and acquire the “right stuff.” Then we can be…joyful, satisfied…peaceful. These ideas work well in a consumer culture. They keep us running and wanting. We’re told, from any early age, that is how life works. It is as easy as one, two, three. Do. Have. Be.
- Do…the right things
- Have…get the right stuff
- Be…then we’ll be who we want to be
It is Backwards!
Life unfolds like this… Be… Do… Have.
- Be…Who we are
- Do…Being informs what we do
- Have…Then we’ll have what matters.
Diane Von Furstenberg demonstrated this in a statement about her remarkable fashion career. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.” That insight guided her actions. What she’d do or have was not formed yet. It didn’t need to be. When we start being the person we want to be, we start doing and having the things that we desire.
How we are being is the most intimate part of how we live.
It’s what REALLY matters.
Get Your FREE Copy of
Schmooze Your Muse:
Lose Your Mind,
Find Your Soul and
Embody Your Voice
Get immediate access to your free e-book, Schmooze Your Muse: Journaling to Lose Your Mind, Find Your Soul and Embody Your Voice. This ebook is forty pages that show you a process that I created while writing my book Unfolding. Simply enter your name and email address below to get your free copy now.
You'll receive a link within your inbox to download your copy immediately:
**Double-check your email for accuracy to ensure you receive your free mini course.
Your email address is never shared with anyone
- Women Writing To Unfold
- 23 Aug 21