The Art of Being Human was the name of a course I took many years ago during my freshman year in college. Since my last post was about the busyness of life and how we can find that to be an excuse, this post is about simply being and enjoying where we are on life’s journey. We are, after all, human beings not human doings. Since the craziness of the holiday season is just about upon us, I want to encourage you to take time between now and the end of the year to simply be; notice what’s around you – the changing leaves, the falling snow, or the blue sky when the sun shines. Simply be in the presence of your friends and family; listen without speaking or without judgment. Ask yourself, “Why the hurry?”
The lyrics of a country song by the group, Alabama, resonate with me.
I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.
Give yourself a gift this holiday season and spend time by simply being. Mark it on your calendar for tomorrow or the day after and for 15 minutes, just be! What was your experience? Post your results here.