Have – Do – Be or Be – Do – Have ?


There are many things I’d like to say or give you as food for thought – but after all this blog is only just partly my personal “wonderwall”.

What was my wonder this week?  What was the cause of my feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable?

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things over the past few weeks as usual… but my personal question and its answer came around last Monday, namely “What does over the rainbow means to me?

For Lesley and Sandy the rainbow is strongly connected to their mom’s death 10 years ago. For our designer Helene and rainmaker Michelle a rainbow was in the sky when they had a car accident. But for me, I do not come from the Rainbow-Nation and do not feel very strongly connected to the rainbow (to be very honest).

I have not found what the rainbow means to me, but I do want to give you something to think about.

So have you also noticed that most people live with a Have-Do-Be perspective of life?  Meaning that they believe that if they will “have” what they desire, they can “do” the right things, and only then will they “be” the person who they deep down want to be and “be” happy.

This is also related to material things, and relationships, health and can also have a big influence on the emotional state of people.

For example:  If I only had more money, then I could do what I wanted and I would be happy.

Now maybe it is a good way for you to live with this mantra, but I’ve learned something different over the last 3 weeks. This is a more empowered paradigm: Be- Do- Have. 

Be positive, and be who you want to be from the start (be), that will lead to actions (do) and in the end the desired result (have).

This world is changing rapidly and I’m not saying that be-do-have is a better way to go about things, but it does offer a different perspective on things.

Have a great week!


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