Are you a Human Doer or a Human Being?

The holidays are upon us and the hustle and bustle of “doing”, rather than “being”,  is running rampant in many of our lives.  I’m looking at today being December 1 and I wonder how we got here already.  I don’t really even remember November.  Last I remember I was sitting at Lily Dale at the begining of September wondering where my summer went.  The days are moving faster and time is flying out the window.  How are you doing with all this energy shifting?

It’s easy to get caught up in the the energy shifts and especially the holiday rush but that doesn’t excuse us from stepping into our life and living it.  Oftentimes we end up becoming a Human Doer rather than a Human Being.  I wondered who came up with that phrase, Human Being.  Who was the genius who coined that phrase? I did an internet search and didn’t find my answer so I’m giving you my own definitions.

Human Doers put the emphasis on getting projects done.

Human Beings enjoy the process of completing the project. 

Human Doers need an answer so they can take the next step.

Human Beings stay in the present and wonder what the future holds. 

Human Doers allow worry and fear to come into their experience.

Human Beings have faith and trust in the process. 

Human Doers are waiting for validation for a job well done and are often frustrated when it doesn’t come.

Human Beings recognize that they are the only one who can provide validation for themselves.

Human Doers have a hard time accepting change.

Human Beings understand that change is a necessary part of growth and welcome it into their experience. 

Human Doers love others and wait for the love to be reciprocated.

Human Beings love themselves completely so that they may love others with a greater capacity. 

Human Doers “exist”.

Human Beings “live”. 

As you go through your day ask yourself which kind of Human you are.  If you get caught up in the process of doing, step back and ask yourself why you are doing it and what lesson you have to learn from it.  It’s easy to make another choice that brings you closer to where you want to be in life.  Doing is a distraction from living.  It doesn’t get you any further ahead any faster.  It just gives you an excuse to not live passionately.

I came across this quote from Edgar Allan Poe

“I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion (i.e. doing) will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”
Go forth and live your life as the empowered being that you are.

1 thought on “Are you a Human Doer or a Human Being?”

  1. Priscilla,
    BECAUSE of you have became a Human Being, Thank you so much. Miss you. I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe, love the quote. It is so true coming from a poet who in many ways is still with us and very present..


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