The way to do is to be


 "There is no need to run outside for better seeing.

Nor to peer from your window...rather abide at the centre of your being....

Search your heart and see.....the way to do is to be." - Lao Tze

Everything comes from Being.  Synonyms for Being expressed in other words, are: Essence, existence, truth, vital principle, spirit, life, nature.  Whatever I produce issues from my being.  All of my doings are predicated on my being.  My actions are manifestations of being.  Beings is the constant in the process of life itself.  Doing is an accomplishment of Being. 'The way to do is to be' points me homeward in my every activity, my every deed, for what i intend to bring about must first be grounded in my being.  This is so no matter what arena of my humanity I am operating in at any given moment. eg. if I am to achieve a powerful action in the treatment room I must stand in my own life present to the truth of my life.  The 'doing' of treatment becomes a response to the request of the patient for guidance in a way of life harmonious to being whole, to being Home in herself.  In this context of being, in the standing in the veracity of nature, doing is spontaneous, effortless.  My actions correlate freely and naturally with my patient as we dive-deep into the habitat of our being, of what could be called the well of being.

What am I doing when I am doing acupuncture?  Who am I being in the doing? Into what am I putting the needle?  Into nothing, no thing, into space, an opening, called human being?  Are we all, as Rilke says, 'Angels' beings in whom?  the transformation of the visible into the invisible which we are accomplishing already appears in its completion.

I 'be' in life.  I 'do' in life.  Life is, at the least a paradox.  It is unspeakable.  Concepts will not bear it.  It is our residence. Truth is at the heart of it.  It 'is' home....Life is 'home' we dwell in life.  All of the great questions in human history live here.  We are arriving where we are and being home in the face of all circumstances.  In the face of death, of life, of the intersections of survival and creation.  Being is home.  From my being comes my doing simply and easily, just in the process of life itself - Source, Essence, eternally present, issuing forth continuously...."

Dianne M Connelly - 'All sickness is Home Sickness'





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