I spent this past weekend camping and climbing in Indian Creek outside of Moab. I get a physical, mental, and emotional reboot when I escape from modern society for a couple nights. Without the stressors of convenience (phones, computers, wifi, etc) this genius body immediately tunes into the rhythms of nature. Within 24 hours I feel refreshed and renewed in a way I cannot achieve on a weekend at home.
While sitting with our toes in the creek, sipping on a cold beer, and relaxing our bodies after a day of climbing my partner and I pondered the powerful reset that nature provides. “I think it's so much harder to experience at home because our devices are constantly reminding us of all the things on the to do list" Daniel pointed out. I nodded and added, "I feel like this coming week I'll be way more present, productive, and insightful because I stopped doing and spent a couple days out here." We agreed that as young professionals we are in chronic DO mode.
Being the boss is rewarding but it is hard to turn off (especially if your phone keeps beeping at you). I think it's hard for most of us to find moments where we can turn off and simply BE. Yet, it is a critically important step when trying to change habits, break patterns, and create something new.
I'm reminded of a quote by Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D. "Quantum physics is the physics of possibilities; possibilities proliferate when we sit quietly in the ‘be’ mode, doing nothing. Occasionally, we choose from among the possibilities precipitating an action, a ‘do’ mode." In other words, if you want to create something new you have to BE first and when the appropriate possibility reveals itself then get up and DO. The key, Dr. Goswami says, is to "do be do be do."