»

Jun 25 2010

What is the secret of being?

I spend a lot of my time watching ducks.  They have a whole range of movements and behaviours.  At the moment, quite a few have chicks and I have seen them get noisy and protective.  As soon as whatever it is that triggered this behaviour is gone the duck returns to what ever they were doing or does something else, as if nothing happened.

The main thing that strikes me when I watch ducks is that they are always themselves and express themselves completely.  I have never seen or felt that a duck is low, unhappy and certainly not depressed.  In fact most of the time they feel very contented to me.

What is their secret?  A duck knows it is a duck; it follows its instincts and enjoys its ‘duckness’.

“But they don’t have to work in a job they hate” or “Ferry their kids around everywhere” or “They have it easy” or “They don’t think”; or do we!  It is our so called higher intelligence and ability to think and to keep thinking that gets us in trouble.  Is it not?

When was the last time you kicked of your shoes and enjoyed the feel of the grass?  Have you ever let go and allowed yourself to be, without thinking about the end result.

Being does not mean the absence of doing, it means being fully in, fully concentrating, being present, in whatever you’re ‘doing’ especially if this is just sitting with you’re eyes closed enjoying you’re beingness.

25 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. Alison Beautiful Heart

    Thank you for the inspiration to return to Being (and return, and return…). I love your spot-on reminder that Being is not the absence of doing. What a relief in these busy times!

  2. fionamaguire

    Thank you, indeed Being is a state of mind, body and heart and can be there at all times even in the busiest, most hectic environment.

  3. sharon

    Yes, it seems to me, whether your a duck or a pigeon or a person, that the secret is Being In The Moment. For animals and other beings without higher thought processes, it seems so easy. Whatever comes, they deal or not, it’s all the same. But for those of us with higher thought processes, some monkeys, apes, and people (at least most people ;)) it appears to be extremely difficult. Why? Is it because we are aware of our limitedness? That we can die? Or is it because we are no longer living life as we were designed to live? As our DNA and our instincts would have us living? Is it our lifestyle? Wow, these are interesting questions. Anyone else have thoughts on this subject?

    I just want to add a note about monkey research they’ve done (which I don’t approve as I think it quite cruel, but they do it anyway) when they remove babies from their mothers as infants and give them wooden surrogates. For these babies, there is no longer the option or chance to live as a monkey because they don’t learn how, nor do they learn to Be a monkey, or how to socialize, so is it all learned behavior? Or is the fact that we have interrupted the normal cycle of life the issue? Are the monkeys responding to our expectations? Oh my, so many questions spin off your post…

    Namaste,

    1. fionamaguire

      The monkey research was used as supporting evidence for John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory; the conclusion of which is that for anyone, animal or human to develop ‘normally’ and have acceptable levels of intelligence and emotional intelligence the most important thing they needed as babies and when developing was love.

      I believe that receiving love gives you the ability to accept and love other people and ourselves. It is acceptance that enables us to love ourselves and it is acceptance that enables us to be in the moment. Being in the moment leads to loving yourself and loving yourself leads to being in the moment. So to be clear you can start with love or with being in the moment and they will lead to each other.

      I dream of a world where everyone accepts everyone as this would also be a world full of love, nonviolence and nonjudgmental. Let’s empower ourselves to be in the moment, sign up to my website to receive free energy and inspiration http://www.RealEnergy4All.com

  4. pregnancy miracle

    I wanted to thank you for this epic article .I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your web site to see at the current stuff you put up.

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thank you. I have recently put up a post on How to release suppressed emotions called “The magnet in the lake, guided imagery”. Take a look and tell be how useful you find the exercise. You can also receive my newsletters by putting your details into my website http://www.RealEnergy4All.com

  5. Andy Buratti

    I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives up to date information :~:

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thank you Andy. I run workshops on how to develop awareness called “Key to Awareness”. If you would like more information from me send me a message and you can sign into my website. There is more information on my other website at http://www.realenergy4u.co.uk/key.html
      Love and light Fiona

  6. Ramona Liberti

    Substantially, the article is actually the freshest on that deserving topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and also definitely will eagerly look forward to your future updates. Saying thanks will certainly not just be enough, for the exceptional lucidity in your writing. I definitely will directly grab your rss feed to stay privy of any updates. Gratifying work and much success in your business enterprize!

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thank you. For some reason your comment went to the spam folder. Are you going to the Festival of Enlightenment? Love and light Fiona

  7. Myles Fiorella

    Intimately, the article is really the greatest on this worthy topic. I concur with your conclusions and will certainly eagerly look forward to your forthcoming updates. Saying thanks will not just be enough, for the extraordinary lucidity in your writing. I definitely will without delay grab your rss feed to stay informed of any kind of updates. Gratifying work and also much success in your business endeavors!

  8. Miles Hoit

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  9. Raina Klose

    Substantially, the post is really the sweetest on that worthw hile topic. I suit in with your conclusions and will certainly thirstily look forward to your next updates. Saying thanks definitely will not simply just be enough, for the phenomenal clarity in your writing. I will certainly at once grab your rss feed to stay abreast of any kind of updates. Fine work and also much success in your business efforts!

  10. 挽回婚姻

    Good idea, Can be considered a learned thing, ok;

  11. Annevinna

    HI, I just joined this community. I m from india. I like this forum…….hope to learn lot of things here 😉

    ———————————————
    http://www.beatonlinepokers.com

  12. Marnie Booten

    I´ve been reading your blog for awhile and also it never occurred to me to comment. That is completely ironic, for the reason that I´ve spent a lot of time over the history few months studying what it takes to make people comment on my own website. After reading a couple of your posts I guess it´s controversial topics that stir people´s emotions to the point exactly where they can´t simply just ´let it go.´

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thanks Marnie. I would like to look at your website please send me the link x

  13. Ching Cohan

    Considerably, the article is actually the sweetest on this deserving topic. I match in with your conclusions and also will thirstily look forward to your next updates. Saying thanks will not simply be enough, for the great lucidity in your writing. I can immediately grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Authentic work and also much success in your business dealings!

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thank you Ching. Please let me know what you would like more information on x

  14. Malvina Mclachlan

    It’s super webpage, I was looking for something like this

  15. coast karen millen

    Very good article, well written and very thought out.

  16. Sandra Digi Uhr

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So nice to search out any individual with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this web site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the web! I’ll surely come back and check for new articles! Ciou

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thanks Sandra
      Have you signed up to receive even more articles and special offers straight to your email. Leave details in the box on the right of the pages x

  17. Felix Shackett

    F*ckin’ tremendous things here. I am very glad to see your article. Thanks a lot and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    1. Fiona Maguire

      Thanks just found your comment x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>