Do Be Do Be Do Be Do……. my favourite words from Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami. Those words come from his documentry The Quantum Activist which is a fantastic film about bridging the gap between quantum physics and religion/spiritualism. Some people are Do people……always doing things. I like to compare them to race car drivers……foot always on the throttle, always doing something. Then suddenly they stomp on the brake and simply be for just a moment before they hit the throttle and are off again. Then you have the Be people, who are like Sunday drivers. They go along at a slow pace, just simply being, and not doing very much. Heck….. the aren’t even doing the speed limit!
For many years I was a very big Be person. I made a life out of simply exsisting and not doing very much. Now a days I am more of a Do Do Do Be Be Be person. I Do things until I tire myself out, or I simply Be until I start to panic. When I need to keep balance in my life, I like to sit back and imagine myself dancing around my basement singing Do Be Do Be Do Be Do. It is a bit of a silly image, but it lifts my spirits and reminds me to relax and take a break, or that its time to get off my behind and do something again.
I encourage you all to try the practice of Do Be Do Be Do Be Do. Notice I said practice, because it is something that will take time to adjust to. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t do it, right from the start. If you are a big Do person, and you manage to simply Be, even for just 10 min, then good job! If you are a big Be person, then try doing something, even if it is as simple as walking to the end of the driveway. Don’t get discouraged that you couldn’t do it long term, pat yourself on the back, and congratulate yourself for having the courage to try! It is like my Yoga Master says when we are holding the sleeping tiger position….. if you can hold this position for just 10 seconds more than you did yesterday….. then you have made progress. Try the Do Be Do Be Do Be Do practice…… for 10 seconds, 10 min, an hour, a day or a week…..whatever is an attainable goal for you. Then, everyday, or week, try and do it for just a little bit longer. Everyday you will improve, and before you know it, you will be living a more balanced life.