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the BE, Do, Have paradigm

Most people believe if they “have” a thing (more time, money, love — whatever), then they can finally “do” a thing (write a book, take up a hobby, go on vacation, buy a home, undertake a relationship), which will allow them to “be” a thing (happy, peaceful, content, or in love). In actuality, they are reversing the Be-Do-Have paradigm. In the universe as it really is (as opposed to how you think it is), “havingness” does not produce “beingness,” but the other way around.

First you “be” the thing called “happy” (or “knowing,” or “wise,” or “compassionate,” or whatever), then you start “doing” things from this place of beingness — and soon you discover that what you are doing winds up bringing you the things you’ve always wanted to “have.”

The way to set this creative process (and that’s what this is…the process of creation) into motion is to look at what it is you want to “have,” ask yourself what you think you would “be” if you “had” that, then go right straight to being.

In this way you reverse the way you’ve been using the Be-Do-Have paradigm — in actuality, set it right — and work with, rather than against, the creative power of the universe.

From: Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch

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4 comments on “the BE, Do, Have paradigm
  1. Lance says:

    Hilda,
    I *love* this!! And I do, because it follows along so closely to a book I’ve just read – “Manifesting Change”, by Mike Dooley. In the book, he talk about first visualizing what we want (and those are really the bigger “wants” like happiness and peace). And then it’s just putting ourselves out there…and the Universe will conspire on our behalf. And what is so beautiful as I read here today – is how this so closely follows the Be-Do-Have mindset.

    I LOVE IT!!

  2. Hilda says:

    No way Lance! Today is Mike Dooley’s 50th birthday. For the last seven years (or more) I’ve been receiving his daily Note from the Universe, which I love, and I’ve seen him speak in Dublin twice. He’s been writing the notes since he was forty. You gotta go to http://www.tut.com (Totally Unique Thoughts) and sign up – you will love them!!!

  3. Lance says:

    Hilda!!!
    I AM signed up for this TUT messages, and have been getting them for some time now – and just LOVE them!!!

    How cool – that it’s his birthday!!! I didn’t know that!!!

    Well, there you go!!! We’re celebrating, you and I!!! And I still just love how it relates so well to the quote you shared from Neale Donald Walsh!

  4. Shay Jordan says:

    Thank you for this post, I love that I found your website. I hope you do not mind me sharing your article on my website. I also signed up for TUT messages too. So excited!

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