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Be (subject) vs. Do (subject/object) Contrasts

Published on 07/06/09
by randy

While it’s often dangerous to simplify contrasts to a binary view, nature seems to work this way.  The way we approach life can often be broken down to one of “subject” or one of “subject vs. object”.  This is central to the delineation Just Be It makes between directing our actions from heart’s ‘being’ in contrast to mind’s ‘doing’.  Some of the delineations are listed below:



Here, now, interconnected Not here, before or after, separated
Healed, sense of wholeness Dis-eased, fear
At peace with Being Restless to Do
Largest sense of belonging without surrender of identity from smaller group’s belonging In fear that the smaller group will be threatened from differences
Embraces change and uncertainty with equanimity Attempts to stop change with forceful methods
Values authority demonstrated through deep listening and understanding Values authority demonstrated through strong belief systems and judgment
Values Laws of Nature as demonstrated through ever evolving laws of science and integration with ancient spiritual wisdom Values cognitive belief systems passed down through second hand information
Listens to understand Speaks to persuade, refusing to openly listen
Dialog Debate and argument
Collaborative Persuasive
Love/gratitude/ joy base Fear/scarcity/anxiety base
Healing and stewardship approach to health Prevention and cure approach

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