#SOLSC21: A Dilemma

What to write?

Not a clue.

So many things swirling in my brain.

Lists of things to do.

I return to a question from weeks ago

Am I doing? Am I being? What’s the goal?

Where do I start?

More questions? Where will they lead me?

What if I return to review the original session?

Will it bring more questions? Or answers?

What if today if meant to be about the questions?

Do I have to immediately have the answers?

Is today’s rain contributing to my uncertainty?

More coffee.

A plan.

Check one item off my list and then back to wondering . . .

Maybe the first place is some of both . . . some doing and some being.

It’s a place to begin.

How and when do you make time “to be” rather than just “to do”? What is the difference?

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9 responses

  1. You have passed the stage of uncertainty and expressed what most of us think about.

    1. I feel like the uncertainty is recursive! More thoughts and actions needed!

  2. More coffee fixes everything!

    I have long been intrigued by the idea of a being list vs. a doing list. I’ve never quite gotten myself there, but it is a good goal. The way you set up your poem with the two inner voices going back and forth is spot-on.

    Maybe you are right: maybe it’s a balance of being and doing.

    1. Balance is a good question!

      It’s a push-me, pull-me feeling for sure!

  3. The format of your slice empowers the words. We see how your thoughts dance and jump about.

    1. I appreciate dance and jump description. I fear it’s a bouncing ball . . .

  4. This is my constant dilemma. Is doing the execution of being or does doing create the being? Hmmm. Chicken and egg?

    1. Oh, yes. I was just pondering that. In order to be. Do I have to do or act? Is there an order or a simultaneity?

  5. Balance is always good, but I often find my scale leaning in one direction or the other. Whether I work on my “be” list or me “do” list usually depends on how I feel, the weather, did I get enough sleep, what’s pressing…

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