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    Being

    I am reading a book "Healing Words" ---The power of prayer and the practice of medicine writen by Larry Dossey.

    I am citing some sentences as follows:

    " The impulse to do when sick is understandable--to take the antibiotic with a cold's first sniffles, to rush to surgery, and so on--and a certain amount of doing is always valuable and can even be lifesaving. But doing must also be supplemented by being--looking inward, examing, focusing, wondering, asking. Being and doing are not incompatible; they can and should coexist."

    My question is: what is the meaning of Being here?

    Thank you for your time and help in advance.

    Best wishes,

    Yu Heci

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    Re: Being

    Quote Originally Posted by yuheci View Post
    I am reading a book "Healing Words" ---The power of prayer and the practice of medicine writen by Larry Dossey.

    I am citing some sentences as follows:

    " The impulse to do when sick is understandable--to take the antibiotic with a cold's first sniffles, to rush to surgery, and so on--and a certain amount of doing is always valuable and can even be lifesaving. But doing must also be supplemented by being--looking inward, examing, focusing, wondering, asking. These words explain in more detail what the writer is trying to say. Being and doing are not incompatible; they can and should coexist."

    My question is: what is the meaning of Being here?
    He uses the verb 'to be' since he is describing the state of the human reaction in illnesss.

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