On Beauty and Templating 2
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Last time [<link; medium read] we talked about your template for beautifying the moment.
Can you simplify it? For instance, what would it look like as a triad?”
“Something like this:
The triad is:
Viewed through this lens-model, you can beautify the moment in several ways:
Doing meaningful things (Doing/Meaning)
Doing things meaningfully (Doing/Meaning) – imbuing what you’re doing with meaning, whatever it is, eg by connecting it with your purpose
Doing things mindfully (Doing/Being) – being present in what you’re doing
Doing things mindfully and meaningfully (Doing/Being/Meaning) – being present in what you’re doing, and imbuing it with meaning
Being – simply being, without doing anything
Being meaningfully (Being/Meaning) – simply being, and connecting with your purpose, and/or with some higher reality
We can think of imbuing something with meaning in the moment as Connection.”
“I realize it’s important to maintain a balance between being and doing. I have a (maybe slightly compulsive) tendency towards the latter.
I now realize how important it is to create more space throughout the day to simply be.“