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Being vs Doing: The Art of Balancing Productivity and Presence


There is a trend that's buzzing calling us to "rest." Even Beyonce wrote a song declaring that you won't break my soul!"


The path of rest, stillness, and being are ancient practices that have been here all of the time. I'm so happy to see so many awakening to the power of being vs doing.


Some years ago, I learned the practice of BEing a vibrational match to what I desired in life. At first I didn't know what that meant, it took some time for me to have the "aha" moment. I learned to raise my vibration by being still in meditation, leaning into my breath, and silently repeating affirmations until what I said became my belief. What I believed is the energy that go emitted into the Universe.

In our society, we tend to prioritize productivity over presence. We are constantly striving to achieve more, do more, be more, and often forget to simply be present in the moment. This constant train of more, more, more, many times comes from how we were raised, social pressure, or even our own ideas of what "more" is supposed to be. This can lead to feelings of burnout, stress, and, and being unfulfilled. Being and doing are two fundamental aspects of life, and both are equally important. Doing is the action-oriented part of ourselves that gets things done, while being is the present-oriented part that experiences life as it is. The key is to find a balance between the two and to trust that to experience inner peace and life life with least resistance, being comes first.

When we are constantly doing, we become disconnected from ourselves and others. We become so focused on achieving our goals that we forget to enjoy the journey.


The art of balancing being and doing lies in being fully present in each moment while also taking action towards our goals. This means:


  • Learning to be mindful of our thoughts, feelings, and actions, and aligning them with our values and priorities.

  • Carving out time for rest and relaxation, while also being intentional about listening for the next steps of our intuition. Our intuitive power will tell what next productive action we need to take, step by step.


It’s important to remember that productivity does not equal worth. Our value as individuals is not based on how much we achieve or how busy we are. True fulfillment comes from finding a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives, and from being fully present in each moment.


Here's a gentle reminder... being and doing are two complementary aspects of life. Finding a balance between the two is essential for living a fulfilling and meaningful life. By being mindful of our actions and priorities, we can cultivate a sense of presence and productivity that allows us to achieve our goals while also enjoying the journey.


xo, Schan



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