It's a lot easier to DO than it is to BE.
In the quest for unconditional love, it's easier to say to someone: "Look at all this Real Tangible Shit that I've DONE, all this Real Tangible Shit that I'm DOING, and the Real Tangible Shit I'm GOING TO DO!" than it is to say (and mean) "I Am here in my presence and it is enough."
When life gave me an opportunity to BE, I would panic. "Be still and know that I Am God."? I don't think so.
I saw the stillness, the state of Being as a great place to get some extra doing done. Into the stillness I brought the To-Do list, the business plans, the collabs, the red-eyes. I brought the juice cleanse, the phone calls, the five-and-ten-year plans.
My meditation felt like rummaging through the file cabinets of my mind, slamming drawers and throwing papers frantically looking for Life's Answers, hoping they would look like:
"Do more ___________."
As you step into the role of Creator in your life, you'll learn you don't attract what you want, you attract what you are. It's not what you do, not what you say - it's how you BE. In order to attract what you want, you have to BE what you want.
Being is quiet. It's not moving slow and it's not moving fast. It's presence. Being feels like washing a dish perfectly, because it's all you're doing in that moment. Being feels like forgetting your phone multiple times a day. Being makes everything and everyone supremely interesting. I watched my brother clip his fingernails for about 15 minutes today, and how cool! He was completely absorbed in this one activity, he was fully meditative. He was the essence of Being.
Being is soft. Being is running your fingers over something just to feel how it feels. Being is breathing on cue with the lover asleep next to you. Being is not picking the flower. Being is quietly curious. Being in meditation is wading into great expanse of absolute silence - no answers here, just an opportunity to see what a mind feels like when it stops DOING so much for one fucking second, and is allowed to exist as is because it is perfect, as is.
Being takes un-doing. Patience. A supreme okay-ness with not getting anything done for a minute.
Taoist wisdom: "I do nothing, and I leave nothing undone."
Does brainstorming accomplish anything that brainstilling would not?
I'm sending you all the love in the world from the quietest, least exciting, most do-nothing, place I've ever been in. I'm not launching a business, reformatting my website, or strategizing shit for myself or others. I'm BEING here, and it's so much more than enough.
Morning practice: give ten inhales and ten exhales your undivided attention.