May 17, 2005

You are not a human doing, you are a human being

That's what the reader board outside my grandparent's church said when I drove by last night. It's a good thing they reminded me. 'Cause I sure feel more like a human doing this week. Heck, the only reason I saw the message is because I was out running an errand.

The TODO list this week is very large. The time to do anything creative is very small. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed and fragmented and angsty again. Thank goodness I saw that message.

As it usually happens when I really need to hear something, I heard it again this morning in the form of Laura Cater-Woods' Idea to Image newsletter. Laura wrote about mindfulness, focusing on where you are at and what you are doing at the present moment as a good way to clear mental clutter. (I signed up for the newsletter while catching up on AQ ring blogs this weekend. See, reading blogs is good for you!)

I only need to be told most things twice. My goal for the rest of today and tomorrow is to be a human work through the TODO list, but to focus on where I'm at and what I'm doing with each task instead of obsessing about all the rest.

1 comment:

Elle said...

I LOVE that quote! A human being vs. doing. Great!