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GUEST,Joerg NotMusic: I'd pick more daisies.... (116* d) RE: NotMusic: I'd pick more daisies.... 26 Oct 00

Still not quite "d'accord". In my feeling there's some great magic in the fact that it doesn't take time to notice things or to 'be' (kind of the same in this context). I 'am' always, regardless what I'm doing. So why not take this for serious and really BE, not although, but WHILE doing. Isn't that likely to improve my doing?

So to say something like "take time to be" is a contradiction to me because only acting takes time and by saying something like this 'being' is again confused with 'acting' where it is so important to understand that there is some essential difference.

Of course 'being' isn't free. You just can't pay for it by spending time. You must 'raise' or 'procure' "something of yourself" for it which is the best expression I can figure out. (Calling it "heart" or "soul" might be correct if understood the right way, but that isn't guaranteed.) And once you 'spent' it you won't have less of it but more. It's not like money, no.

Therefore I also think that some concept like "stop doing, start being" won't work. Being works best while doing (NOT 'by' doing!!!!! You can't 'do' 'being'.).

Metapher: Don't try to 'be' tomorrow when you suppose yourself to be 'free' for it. And be sure that there is always enough of "yourself" to be spent (and gained!) for precious things like 'being' today.


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