Having Verses Being
"Most people believe that if they "have" a thing (more time, money, love - whatever) then they can finally "do" a thing (write a book, take up a hobby, go on vacation, buy a home, undertake a relationship), which will enable them to "be" a thing (happy, peaceful, content, or in love).
In actuality, they are reversing the Be-Do-Have paradigm. In the Universe as it really is (as opposed to how you think it is), "havingness" does not produce "beingness", but the other way around.
First you "be" the thing called "happy" (or "knowing", or "wise", or "compassionate", or whatever) then you start "doing" things from this place of beingness - and soon you discover that what you are doing winds up bringing you the things you've always wanted to "have."
The way to set this creative process (and that's what this is ... the process of creation) into motion is to look at what it is you want to "have," ask yourself what you think you would be "be" if you "had" that, then go right straight to being.
In this way you reverse the way you've been using the Be-Do-Have paradigm-in actuality, set it right - and work with, rather than against, the creative power of the universe.
Here is a short way of stating this principle:
- In life, you do not have to do anything.
- It is all a question of what you are being."
Source/Submitted by: Conversations With God (book 3) by Neale Donald Walsch
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