“We are human beings, not human doings”
Some of us may gauge our success against something, measure our existence, quantify what we bring to the world. We may measure this through things like test scores, weight, calories, amount of friends, hours worked, income, etc.
We often resort to this gauge more in times of stress and struggle because we often think our productivity is equivalent to the amount of “success” that we can achieve. However, we may find ourselves sacrificing the activities that sustain us, rejuvenate us, and help us evolve.
but i read somewhere recently that, “we are human 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, not human 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴”.
Our spiritual needs should occupy a space we hold closely as a reminder that we are allowed to wake up and simply exist. We can begin living for reasons that cannot be quantified. It is something many of us do not intend to do, to simply exist. We often feel that we have more pressing needs to be done. Sometimes it is absolutely necessary to stop trying to fix and analyze and instead simply exist because that’s just as necessary too, to nurture ourself, spend time with our thoughts, experience tranquility, and expand our spiritual boundaries.