Focus on BE-ing

If you are like most people, you wake each morning with things pressing your mind that you need to get done. For one thing, you might try the post-it note get things done process.

What if you were to shift your focus, shift your thinking to what you want to BE instead of what you need to DO?

We all have character qualities that we would like to see more of in our lives.

-I would like to be more patient.

-I would like to be more kind.

-I would like to be more generous.

-I would like to be more intentional in my life, more present in the moment.

-I would like to be more loving.

Winter Checklist

These are the things that matter.

Not to-do lists.

Obviously, we HAVE to get things done. We have to live life and be with people and get things done. But imagine if you could BE all these things above, how much better would that make the rest of your life?

If I am writing a blog post and my 17 year old daughter gets home and I sense she needs to talk, I hit the save button, close the laptop and listen.

If I know my husband is stressing and having a difficult day at work, I can make sure that he knows dinner will be cooked for him (he cooks about half the time), I make sure he has something cold to drink when he gets home. I can make sure the dog stays out of his way, Bogey likes to sit in my hubby’s side of the double recliner, lol!

If I know of a family that is in need, I can see what I can do to help and also inform them of other resources that may be available to them.

The Holiday Season

As we move into the holiday season, our to-do will grow as long as we will let it! You need to keep a reign on that!

In keeping with the spirit of the season,the spirit of Be-ing, and not just Do-ing, becomes even more important. Focus on spreading the love and joy of the holidays by being that person you would like to be!

What are some things you would like to focus on in your life? Some qualities you would like to learn to exhibit?

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16 comments to Focus on BE-ing

  • Being more appreciative for everything in life. Because everyday is a blessing. Ywah, i think that about right.

    Great post!

    bernicewood Reply:

    You got that right Jonathon!

  • Kim

    Isn’t it interesting how you can *know* how important it is just “be” and focus on the present yet, still allow the everyday intrusions of life to get in the way. I definitely know how short life is and because of that, it is what I want to try to keep in focus more often – so that I am able to just “be.” Nice post.
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    bernicewood Reply:

    My latest post kinda touches on this. Think of having a stressful week, not getting along with your teenage son, telling him he is probably gonna need to find another place to live. That was heavy on my mind Thanksgiving weekend 2 years ago. Then I got the phone call. Hubby has had an aneurysm. All of a sudden, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. If we could only somehow live as we know this each and every day…
    Thanks for coming by!

  • that’s inspiring
    thank you for the post :)

    bernicewood Reply:

    You are very welcome Farouk! Thanks for visiting!

  • {Focus on BE-ing} – I love the idea ;)

    I picked up some ideas on “Being”, “Enjoy the Being” etc. from Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” and now I am trying to actually execute the theories^^ I do find instead of chasing the endless to do lists, enjoy being is much more lovely peaceful lifestyle to live with :)
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    bernicewood Reply:

    It is MUCH more peaceful! Thank you for coming by! I’ll go check out your blog right now! Have a great week.

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    bernicewood Reply:

    I am glad you came by and hope it helps you! Please visit again sometime!

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