I AM, therefore I DO. I DO because I AM. I CANNOT DO if I AM NOT and no amount of DOING can make me TO BE. This is because DOING cannot create BEING. Rather BEING creates DOING.
I AM, therefore I DO. I DO because I AM. I CANNOT DO if I don’t know myself TO BE and no amount of DOING can make me TO BE. This is because DOING cannot create BEING. Rather BEING creates DOING.
For example: I AM hungry, hence I DO some stuffs. I AM intelligent, therefore I DO intelligent things. I AM attracted to the a particular opposite sex, hence my body starts DOING things. I know myself TO BE strong, so I keep at opening that thing till it gives way. I stop trying when I decide that I AM NOT that strong.
More examples? Okay, I can’t deny you. I AM happy so I DO happy stuffs. I AM angry which causes my DOING “bad things”. I AM NOT confident, hence, I CANNOT DO confident things.
DOING something TO BE is one of the big fat lies introduced by the Egoic construct/man. (When I say lies, I don’t mean it to be negative. A lie is simply what is not true. Full stop. It’s neither good nor bad. It just is … unless you make a judgment). So, the Ego says, in other for me TO BE something I have TO DO something … and this idea of life is most pronounced in religion.
Religion has been so damagingly unsuccessful in its quest for righteousness. Religion has done more havoc to the spiritual development of man than any other agency in the world. Religion is what teaches other agencies like schools the craziness of DOING TO BECOME. You might think it has worked so far but take a look at the world! We are a bunch of crazy lunatics running to and fro for daily bread while killing our health, happiness, peace and safety to get it! This is basically the average human story which is also the world’s story. Here in Nigeria, as a result of the population density and few road networks, an average employee could spend a minimum of four hours going to work and a minimum of four hours going back home everyday! Then he does that for 40 – 60 years! You might think that is insanity. Unfortunately, insanity is the new norm and every country have their share of normal insanity.
You cannot obey the commandments to be righteous. It is impossible. This is the message of the New Testament. The good news.
You cannot DO, TO BE. You can only DO what YOU ARE. This is where life is. This is where joy is.
Now, if you want TO BE something, you must declare that YOU ARE already that thing. You must see yourself as that thing. Only then will you begin to exhibit power TO DO.