Sunday, September 30, 2012

In Praise of Doing Not Much

Something I saw at a glance recently was this question:
Are you proactive or reactive?
I know, right away you thought, like me, That's the fallacy of false alternatives.  Because there are many other ways to be. You can just be -
active
the way children dance when they feel like it, or practice falling down or doing handstands.

Or - 
inactive
Resting, say.  Dawdling.  It's not a crime.

But maybe the best is not to be this way or that way, just sit there and

~ Be ~

Being is, I think,
receptive
Listening, taking in what's there.  You can do this sitting in meditation or at a party - there are never enough good listeners at any gathering.  That's my experience, anyway. 

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