Season 3 Episode 2 - human DOings & human BEings
Doing more, constantly putting myself out there, saying yes to every opportunity, cradling every tangible and intangible experience like a an Olympic medal…I believed these things will get me exposure, accolades, recognition and sales…but in reality they brought on stress, depression, frustration, more emptiness and anxiety.
When we conduct our lives from a place of being rather than doing, we accept uncertainty and don’t focus on self-protection. When we plan, organizing every step and making sure we’ve covered all bases, fear drives that. Real fear comes from wanting to protect ourselves instead of wanting to let go.
I had it backwards and found out it takes more courage to trust the process and let things happen the way they are supposed to.
I was conditioned to DO for acceptance and validation from when I was a baby. That’s how I got noticed and seen. Not for who I was (or who I was being). The result, over time, was a total disconnection from my soul/spirit and living a life from the outside in - virtually guaranteeing multiple mental health issues.