Tuesday, January 24, 2012

At The BEginning

Sometimes I've wished I had one of those "fallback" thingies, a safety net, a safe harbour... The thing is, it's really pretty much a fantasy. I always can ONLY live Right Now, in This Moment, and "in the end" isn't as long as, well, I am still above ground and breathing in and out.

I had an interesting conversation sequence the past 2 days. One was about the "awfulness" of identity theft. The other about fear-mongering. Both let me pause, reflect, and then smile.

I made a bit of a joke about someone stealing my identity BEcause, frankly, I am having quite the time of it trying to mine my identity. MayBE someone else could DO a better job?!

The fear-mongering was in part a logical offshoot when I relayed the first conversation in a serendipitous one this morning. The connection [and the reason for writing of this here] is that we can only BE where we are and DO what we can the very best we can, Right Now.

I probably was feeling a bit provocative to laugh in the face of someone else's sincere concerns. In fact, today, thinking back, I know that saying that is NOT who or how I want to BE. Even if I think focusing on what could happen or go so terribly wrong is a little bit of a twisted use of imagination, for someone else this is what is real and up for them.

This blog, the third I've BEgun in 2012, is a container. Plan BE is a curriculum I am creating, or a book, or a guide. Or mayBE all 3 and then more. Whatever, I needed a container to "put it in" and a blog feels like just the place.

We're always going to BE at the BEginning. Every BEginning is just Right Now. Yet our little brains are forever fiddling with the station on that, trying to tune-in, hoping for better reception.

And Plan BE, well, I suppose you can say it's ideas, experience, insight, and a few other things to BE named as they shine onto the screen of the everyday. 

I'll BE talking [writing] or mayBE I should just say SHARING on the elusive Plan BE I still wish I had as I continue to learn about the one that's already "in place" and working.

It's fun to BE at the BEginning, even if it's only someplace in my mind.


  1. Wonderful philosophy. Sounds very Zen and that's a philosophy I love.

  2. Wow! To be or not to be, that is the question.

  3. yay!! I'm your first follower! ;)

    I'm fascinated with the thought of living in the moment. I don't think I every really understood what it meant until this past summer when I found myself on the back of a large horse (Tennessee Walker, about 16.5 hands high) crossing a western Montana river just coming down from it's peak high carrying off snow melt to the Pacific. The guide told us, repeatedly, to NOT look at the water. Once we started to cross the river, I understood why he was so adamant ... and even though I obeyed, and did not look down into the water, I could still see the fast moving current with my lower peripheral vision. I kept my eye fixed on the point across the river where I wanted to come out and kept Monty pointed slightly upstream, as instructed. Once the river came up to my knees, my brain went haywire. I was on this large, powerful horse who I actually felt through all the leather of the western saddle, literally floating passively against the river's current. It was not a typical "out of body" experience, but rather a total "in the body" trip where time stood still and I literally thought of nothing except each moment as we crossed the river. Time sorta stood still ... but we got across, brain reset itself and I was left with the impression of something profound happening to me. During the crossing, my tummy did a bit of a flip flop, but it wasn't sickening, just a physical reaction to the mind getting blown. ;)

    I remember those moments vividly, but I've not been totally in the moment since. I have my quiet periods, times of prayer and meditation, times of focused effort, but it comes no where near that time-suspended "in the moment" feeling.

  4. Wow, Currie! This is really deep, and I lIKE It. BE Blessed!

  5. You raise some fascinating philosophical concepts. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Currie, I think it's always important to learn how to just be. I think our society has taught us that we must do! I mean, when we meet someone new, what is the first (or soon to be) question: What do you do? And if we're not doing, somehow it is perceived as less-than. I like your Plan BE. I wonder, did you collage your B.E. letters? They are very cool. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. True, a blog is a good container - because when one knows that others read it, there's more chance keeping it up:) Am not sure what you're trying to get across about "identity"...
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. Sometimes one has to go through a bad time, or a bad illness to be shaken into realising that only the moment counts, and contentment lies in the recognition that those moments add up to what is worth while. About 40 years ago I realised this, and it is so important. This is a reflective post, I appreciated it.