No. 17 – Being

Here, we want to talk about just being. We spend so much time focused on our body, and also on our doing or accomplishments in life. We are called human beings, not human doings, but we’ve had it reversed for many years! Somewhere we lost the idea of our perfection and connection to life as it is meant to be.

Part of spiritual growth is the realization that we are spiritual beings on a human journey and that we are perfect just the way we are. It is true we all have different talents and personalities, qualities and faults. But the truth of the matter is that we are all exactly the way we are meant to be at this one moment. We can rest in just being and being OK with who we are. In that acceptance is pure peace.

The author of the books, “The One Minute Manager” and “The One Minute Meditator,” stress the importance of taking a minute out of different segments of our day to remember our goals and who we are. Practice taking that one minute to just sit and be, taking the entire focus off of what you’re doing, and enjoying the moment and yourself just as it is. It’s similar to the idea of “stopping to smell the roses,” only the focus is on OKness with yourself, without any actions or events happening.

Taking that moment to just “be” benefits your mental performance, as well as your physical well-being. Our thoughts create and our cells respond to all our thoughts. If your thoughts are on acceptance and joy, then that is what will be out pictured in your body and life as optimum health and balance.

Being able to recognize and relax into a state of being is both enriching and rewarding to your emotional and physical health. Remember who you are today and practice your one minute segments of being, especially when things seem tense or hectic, and watch the changes happen in your life. Being happy and carefree is how we are meant to be!