DO LESS AND BE MORE

What on earth does that mean?

DO LESS AND BE MORE

How can we possibly do less when there is so much to do?

Who actually cares about this BEING and DOING business?

WHY would anyone be interested in this BE MORE stuff?

WHY do we need to consider the BEING in the first place?

WHY have we got our sums wrong when it comes to –

DO THIS + DO THAT = GET WHAT WE WANT?

In Other Words –

Work Hard
Keep Going
No Attention on our Real Health
No Focus on True Well-Being

Just –
Get the Job
Pay the Bills

So we can have the –
Car
Clothes
Gadgets
Botox
And anything else we want

Then –
Partner
Kids
House
Hobbies
Holidays…

AND MOST IMPORTANT – Make our Priority Security in Life

Would it be true to say that most of us can relate to the above?

NEXT –

WHY are we called human BEINGS?

WHY are we not called human doings?

Do we all know that we are a human BEING?

Where does this human doing come from?

Where have we Lost the Plot?

Is it the doing part of us that has lost it?

Is it the doing part of us that has led to –

Addictions
Check out mode
Distractions
Drinking more Coffee
Erratic behaviour
Excess in anything
Exhaustion
Extreme behaviour
Fatigue
Mood swings
Needing Alcohol daily
Obsessive nonsense
Overeating
Overriding

More arguments
More Chocolate
More Colds
More comfort cruising lifestyle
More Crazy Days
More days off work
More energy drinks = more Caffeine intake
More ‘Happy’ experiences wanted
More holidays to self medicate
More indulgent experiences
More messed up Sleep
More Mistakes
More party feel good illicit Drugs
More prescription drugs
More screen time
More Social Media
More vaping now instead of the cigs

How many of us simply cannot stop when it comes to doing something?

In other words – having a stop moment to reflect, repose, regenerate and rejuvenate, but it just does not feel that easy to us.

How many of us have got Sick because we just don’t choose to stop in the do do doing department?

How many of us know our illness is a direct result of driving and pushing beyond our natural limits because it was all about doing?

How many of us only know about living life in a constant motion movement with no true stop gaps?

How many of us can feel that the accident that just happened to us was a true stop as we were really racing ahead and not giving any attention to our body, which was playing catch up with our head?

How many of us have ever contemplated that doing is not a bad word, but it does require a true internal balance?

In other words, doing is more than ok, if we are making sure the stop and rest is equally happening, as and when needed.

How many of us dream about days off from the non-stop doing, but the momentum we carry inside us simply does not allow for this?

In other words, we are configured to keep moving in this doing mode and nothing is going to stop us unless we have an accident, sickness or illness that physically makes us stop.

How many of us have this to do list that is never ending and keeps growing and does our head in every single day, as we never seem to complete it and then we try and work out why our Sleep is not great?

How are we ever going to get up in the morning, in the knowing that we are enough and doing whatever, will not change that?

How many of us wake up ready and for the day ahead without the need for Caffeine, sugar, excuses or a long not possible to do list?

How many of us have no clue where to even begin to do less and instruct our mind that just plugging in to our Being is going to be enough?

How many of us are honest enough to say we just do not know how to Plug in and Connect  to our Being?

How many of us are thinking right now that this is a load of twaddle?

How many of us just want to escape in our mind and the doing doing helps us achieve that?

How many of us would like a balance of doing and being as it sounds good but the reality is we just don’t know how to even stop and pause?

How many of us want more time out and think it is about getting experiences that the world tells us is going to chill and relax us?

How many of us think that taking a self medication mini-break in our busy life is going to somehow deal with our exhaustion and excess motion that is lived inside our body up until that point?

How many of us have no idea what it is to be still from inside and actually get a lot done in the doing department with no force driving it?

In other words, the doing is done from a natural state of being and so more is possible because the body is honoured in both the doing and the resting cycle. That means both the doing and being are equally valued.

What if we go into a different sphere of living when we do less and be more?

In other words, we have a quality – a vibration that is no longer spinning us along the track that leads to chronic exhaustion but we are on our way to so much more, way beyond our lineal comprehension.

What if the Do Less, Be More movements that we can make are Simple, Easy and Effortless?

This means we make it less about the false stuff and align in the knowing that there is a bigger picture and it is not all about I, me, myself and our self centered world?

What if it is possible to live in a way that allows the being to do the doing?

What if most of us know this but are way off or are a work in progress and have not quite nailed it yet?

What if our daily choices support us to stay connected and it is this quality that gives us access to the field, where the Universal Intelligence guides us, so we know what to do and what not to do and it all comes without any drain or effort from us, the individual?

What if we have a choice in every single moment to Plug in and Connect to a quality, a pulse that is far grander that our minds would like to tell us and then there would be no force doing the doing?

What if no force means we will no longer be adding to our current state of Exhaustion and this confirms we have found Another Way?

Dear World

What if BEING is not about having a fancy title, getting this or that, but just simply a quality inside us that can be felt and KNOWS what is Truth and what is not and the rest takes care of itself?

What if JOY is possible because it is constant and requires no doing at all?

Could this be possible and if it is – could it be this
Simple?

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  1. What a spot on blog. I can testify I was most certainly the human doing. Non stop go go go. What was interesting that I never felt the need to Stop even though I was exhausted.

    It has taken 8 years to get to the point when I know when to Stop, Rest and support myself.

    I can do a full week at work but I know when I need to take breaks and sign off on time to go home. At home I am the same I take sleep breaks when I need to rather than do the housework when I am tired.

    Worrying about my future was a big thing for me. The constant worry about my job, money and so on made me exhausted. Now I realise there is no need to worry about this. In fact doing less and still going about my daily life has had a positive impact on both my health and well being.

    Waking up each morning feeling joyful means more to me than having the best gadgets or perfect life.

  2. More being sounds good to me.

    So I immediately ask, what do I have to ‘do’ to be just be?

    The doing is so ingrained in me in order to get something.

    Is it possible that I do not have to do anything to just be?

    But we still have to do things to be in this world.

    Is it all about doing, without having any attachment to the outcome?

    I would love to be like that because it is a basically a stress free way to live.

    I go back to the two year old as an example of what it would be like to live just being.

  3. This is a seriously stellar blog. It is written with such insight about those of us who have human doing tendencies.

    I had a big reflection on this from my youngest son yesterday. He had done a piece of his homework and we were discussing its awesomeness. I encouraged him to move on to the next one and he said ‘mamma, you always do that – give me more jobs to do’.

    What was called for was a rest moment – a pause for him to gather. He felt pushed instead of confirmed.

    The opportunity is to see the internal balance as fundamental and non-negotiable. As equal to the doing part.

    This is not something we are usually raised with and I am finding it takes some effort to re-learn.

  4. ‘How many of us can feel that the accident that just happened to us was a true stop as we were really racing ahead and not giving any attention to our body, which was playing catch up with our head?’ – Simple Living Global

    I had an experience of this today where I have not been taking care to dress warm enough. I have been moving house and in the doing I have neglected to nurture myself more deeply.

    I discussed this tonight with a friend and she shared her observations. This has inspired me to have a bath before bed.

    Giving myself the space to just BE I know, will allow me to see more in life and feel what my body truly needs.

  5. Thank you for this magnificent and truly essential blog.

    The author posits a fantastic rhetorical question: “What if JOY is possible because it is constant and requires no doing at all?”

    This question touches on what I consider to be one of the greatest tragedies and follies that has beset humanity.

    This folly is the misbegotten notion that Joy, or the substitute for Joy that is happiness, comes from something outside us in the world and we have to do things to get some Joy or happiness.

    Most of us (myself included for much of my life) have ideals and beliefs such as: if I get that job, or that car, or that house, or if that person loves me, etc, I’ll be happy.

    The truth is that Joy is part of the very fabric of our being and, as the author states, we don’t have to do anything to enjoy the Joy that we are.

    1. Raja, what an offering you give us here and how true.

      There is a book we read as a family recently where a boy goes on a journey to find treasure and he ends up finding it right back where he started.

      Isn’t this the ultimate parable?

      It is in the busy-ness and the striving and the struggle and the outer that we get lost.

  6. Just the title of this blog is like a moment of repose.

    Like a gentle intake of breath that lets you simply BE.

  7. I am understanding that I have resisted just Being because when I go there, I feel all the feelings that I chose not to feel by constantly doing things.

  8. “What if we go into a different sphere of living when we do less and be more?”

    What if much of what we do doesn’t actually count? What if it is just noise?

    I don’t like that question, but it is an important one to consider. Game changing in fact.

    And what if we can feel that – feel what is actually needed and what is just noise?

    What if we can strip everything back to the basics and only focus on the important stuff – the stuff we truly feel is needed?

    I had a particular experience with this last week. I came home a little early and spent an hour focused on a few important tasks that needed to be done. The hour felt like 3 hours and looking back, what got done in the time seemed impossible.

    There is something huge in this DO LESS BE MORE thing. I can feel there is so much more to come.

  9. An interesting experiment this week in meetings – saying and doing less and seeing what comes.

    So far, less effort is leading to more riches.

    Wisdom coming from all corners and all people. A flow to conversation in which people feel settled and able to speak their minds. The ‘what’s needed’ becoming obvious, with little guidance.

    A different sphere? Certainly.

  10. This blog was with me when I got out of bed this morning.

    When I connect to being enough, my movements are different. I do not push into doing things.

    The pace is completely different, but what needs to get done gets done, with focus.

    And I have more capacity to respond wisely to what comes, which is especially noticeable today on the parenting front.

  11. This week I have put in some hours at work. So this weekend I put my focus on not getting lots of things done but plenty of rest and sleep above all else.

    Just by resting as opposed to being in drive mode I feel revitalised.

  12. When I can connect to what is needed to do, it takes all the pressure of me to try and figure out what to do.

    Just surrender to myself, and the deep knowing of what is then needed at that moment to support humanity.

    1. I can feel what you say here, Ken.

      I have lived my life thinking it is all ‘on’ me – that I have to conjure up all the answers and outcomes.

      I am experiencing, however, that this is not the way.

      There is no pushing or imposing or generating needed and in fact this is a jarring way to live.

      When I give myself space and don’t get stuck in time or outcomes or needs, the wisdom emerges and what is needed gets done.

  13. I was the same Jenifer. I grew up in a household where from a young age I took on a lot because my mother went out to work. I was the one who would look for outcomes and answers, because I thought that was what I was supposed to do.

    Only the last 4 years I have realised there is no need for me to do this. I do not need to work things out or make myself busy because everyone else is.
    I do not need to look for an outcome or even expect it. Things will fall into place naturally.

  14. I have used doing to make me feel like I am alright. And doing made me feel better.

    If I felt I needed to feel better then, that means I did not feel ok to start with.

    I was using the doing to feel better, and it works. But I was using the doing to avoid feeling a deeper pain.

    That is why most people are doing things, to feel better, to feel like they are making progress.

    Has this worked? Have we made any true progress in the world? Is the world a better place now, with all the amazing doing that we have done?

    This blog is presenting another way to live, where it is more about being than doing.

    It has worked for me.
    I am beginning to live in such a way, that I am not dependent on my doing to feel ok.

  15. Early in my life I realized that when I do things, especially sports and work I did not feel tired.

    I did not want to feel tired, so I have used this doing, to deal with my exhaustion.

    It worked great, I did lots of things and I did not have to drink coffee, so it seemed ok.

    When I was 50 years old{at the height of my exhaustion], I used to play Ice hockey every week at 10 pm. I had to force myself out of the house at 8pm. Usually it was cold and snowy out. I knew that I would get home late and the roads would not be plowed so I might have to walk up the hill to get home.

    But I did this because when I started playing I would feel incredible, it was so much fun. I looked forward to it every week.

    I realize now that was incredibly abusive to my body.

    I was so used to moving fast and doing things to feel good that I thought that was the way it was.

    With support from Simple Living Global I am understanding there is another way to be.

  16. I have realised now more than ever that being the busy bee no longer works. I can still get things done without the need to push. And if I even push more than my body can handle I get really tired. If I don’t clock it, it can last for days.

    Being more and living me to the best of my ability feels great as opposed to feeling exhausted all the time.

  17. I was completing my end of year performance appraisal at work this week. I had to write up what I had done over the year.

    It really made me deeply Appreciate not the amount of work I had completed, which was alot. But the fact that the drive to get things done at the detriment of my body is not on my radar. Even when there has been times when it creeps in I can instantly Feel and know when to Stop.

    What has also helped is this website. The blogs like this one are pure gold to me and this supports me to Feel rather than override what is going on.

  18. Is being a continual connection to the essence of who we are and can this connection be developed with a continual self nurturing maintenance and attention to detail allowing it to flow, to run smoothly through life, ever expanding its capacity and thus getting things done through simply being?

    Could this become a form of living without trying, a stress free space to be in?

    My impression of doing brings in the time factor or what we generally think time is, the allotted framework of day/week/month/etc. in which to schedule as many activities as possible, creating a world full of exhausted, stressed out human ‘doings’ that don’t have time to be who they truly are, disconnected from both the space within themselves and what the universe has to offer.

  19. Thank you for this absolutely superb blog.

    I can relate to much of what the author so eloquently states in this blog.

    What is the point of working hard and keeping busy doing, doing, doing if what we are working hard doing does not really serve either us individually or humanity as a whole?

    Also, what is the point of spending all one’s time pursuing short-term objectives if the things that are eternally important are forsaken along the way?

    And, what is the point of staying in a high pitch of constant motion if all that motion is taking us in a direction that we might one day look back on and regret taking?

    There is nothing more important than plugging in to connect to our innermost real self. The innermost real self is the ultimate compass that will keep us heading in the right and True direction.

  20. I loved re-reading this blog

    So many unconventional yet poignant questions being asked.

    The bit that struck me was about security.

    How many of us have accepted that life is about getting that relationship, the children, the car, the house and the job and the need to secure our future?

    What if we drive our bodies into the ground by doing this?

    What if, even though this is the way that we have been educated and raised to see all of these things as important, it is not true?

    What if there is a more simplistic and joyfull way to live, which is not about driving ourselves to do the next thing?

    What if appreciating who we are and what we bring to the world including our relationships, is the key?

    What if this is to be valued above all else?

    Would that support us to just BE?

  21. I realised after someone pointed it out to me, that there is still a small part of me that is still “doing the doing” so to speak.

    Whilst I say NO when I can feel a push in my body for most things; there is still a part of me that after a busy day for example I do not let go in full of that and so the nervous energy is still there. So by being in this energy, the quality of how I complete things drop, irrespective of whether I have completed the task or not.

    My nervous energy was at its peak eight years ago and I would say that this has come down dramatically, just by looking after myself. The big one was going to bed early and learning how to get my body ready for sleep. I did this by no distractions in the evening and going to bed as early as possible.

    So for me now it is about refining my preparation before I go to sleep and most importantly how I wake up. Which of course sets up how I move in my day.

  22. I just came across a note saying –
    What if JOY is a constant and can be possible but it is not from doing anything?

    This one line is a game changer and that means a life changer for people like me who took the whole thing on from a wise man called Serge Benhayon, who lives with constant joy because I have observed and been around him for 14 years.

    Let me expand about taking this on – first I clocked him and thought he is not happy and not sad and not moody, angry etc.,
    He had this inner compass that was unwavering and steady and strong.
    The stillness I could feel in his presence got me to be still and do nothing.

    It’s like he had mastered this do less and be more business.
    Well to be honest – he had as it was clear and very obvious.
    Right up my alley as I wanted more of this steady foundation where nothing could whack me out or rock me.

    Fast forward 14 years on – it would be true to say I feel JOY every single day and even in moments where things try and take me out or disturb the internal state of my being, I just know how to come back fast.

    Not having that up and down mood stuff or emotional nonsense because with the help of this incredible man, I have been able to deal with my deep hurts and issues, I no longer seek the happyometer to get my daily ups and downs.

    Instead I have taken responsibility for all the choices I make in life and this is what has led to the joy being a constant in my daily life.

    The biggest thing for me to learn and I feel it will deepen over time is the doing nothing is possible and the feeling of joy remains.

    Just to be clear for the reader _ I am not talking here about lying on the beach in the sun doing nothing.

    It is more a feeling coming from inside my body that could be described as expansive with space as it does not feel hard, tense or congested.

    I know others feel our Joy and it is there for all of us but we do need to get this do less, be more going and lived consistently if we truly want it as a constant in our life.

    For me personally, it beats anything that this world has created and offers to me.

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