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Being Vs. Doing - Spoken Word

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Meditation
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Bill Scheinman
Mindfulness Teacher & Coach
Why it's important to get in touch with the "being" in human being - and why that intentional act of coming home to ourselves makes our lives richer and more peaceful.
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16 reflections
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Myriam
The busy brain
I learned that we can get addicted to feeling busy due to neurological reactions. Being aware will help me to switch into the being mode more often to heal myself from the addiction of getting things done :-)
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Nick
This isn't meditation
This teacher talked every second of this "meditation". My wife asked if I had put the news on rather than Aura. Why is Aura turning out so much relentless patter rather than solid, foundational meditation. This may be some people's idea of pausing and sitting still but if you have to listen to someone talk nonstop then I wonder. Certainly isn't my concept of meditation.
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Jonathan
I learned that I am often in doing in meditation
I learned that even in meditation, I am often in doing mode by controlling my breathing.
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Char
Just BE
I learned that slowing down to BE in my life will decrease the stress that can come with the DOING. Mediation and being mindful enhances this awareness. 🙏💆🦋
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Kathy
Being
There is so much I could say. This is the first time I have listened to this meditation and I believe it is one of the clearest, most direct, most concise, and most on the money meditations I have ever listened to. Kudos! Excellent job and thank you so much for being direct and explicit. I will be listening to this many, many times and be grateful to you each time I listen.😊 Namaste
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Jake
Doing
This connected with me so well. Because all I’ve been thinking about the past week is the doing. What I needed to do to better my life and what I needed to get done now. So taking a few minutes of just being everyday can certainly do some good.
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Sheila
Didn’t like
Too much focus on the struggles in the day. May be great for others but I prefer more uplifting positivity.
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Biju
less meditation more advice
I learned that being is important and spending time on being helps us rewind. however during this practice I don't get a chance to do just that...
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Christine
Doing = stress
I do do do. Even if I’m not going somewhere I am still doing. It’s time that I need to be just being. Even if it’s for several mins. A day. I want my doing to be as enjoyable as my being is.
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Alexander
Equanimity
I am learning how to balance this concept of being vs. doing. It is an honor to be here and take in some of these ideas of simply being.
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Debb
Being versus Doing
As an English teacher, when I see “Spoken Word”, poetry comes immediately to mind. If that’s what you think, this meditation may not be for you as it’s a lesson rather than a meditation about the difference between being versus doing. That doesn’t mean that you might not get value from it; I think it would be better listed in the life coaching category.
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Walter J
Being...
This spoken word is so spot on! Concise description that explains the difference & importance of both Doing & Being. If you “get it” you are probably Being human if you do not “get it” you are probably Doing the motions of a human. After all we are called Human Beings not Humans Doing. Get off the treadmills, put down the cell phones, turn off the TV’s and learn to just BE for awhile. Lowers stress and anxiety and increase health & happiness... and it is a lot more fun!! ❤️☮️🍀
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Matthew
Or so I thought!
I figured that having to slow down my life after my stroke would let up on the stresses in my life! Instead? I've found a whole new batch of things to worry and stress over!😱😱😱
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Melissa
Being vs doing
I have been very unbalanced. I’ve been focused on doing and have missed out on life. I will try these suggestions and put into practice.
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Jenny
Being and Doing
I agree with Bill that Being and Doing are not mutually exclusive. I find that a balance between the two is needed to nourish the body, mind and spirit. Mindful action, for me, is the means to achieve this balance - the wholistic awareness of what body and soul need. Namaste🙏🏻💕
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Johnny
Being and Doing
Being and doing. They are not mutually exclusive. Yen and Yang. But we need to find time to place ourselves into a state of being as opposed to a state of doing. com The monkey mind. Let go of the constant busyness. Return to nature or take a walk or chop vegetables. Let it be. Let yourself be. This was an incredible session and I highly recommend it.