The power of being is highly underrated in our overly masculine society. You see, doing is a masculine trait, while its feminine complementary opposite is being. We do, do, do. We’ve forgotten how to be, and we have completely disconnected from the value of being. Funny, that we are called Human Beings. We should call ourselves Human Doings until further notice.
Remember in yesterday’s post I spoke about the fact that you should aim to first FEEL good, before you DO good? Well hang on to your seat because you won’t believe this!
You don’t actually need to do anything in order for your pleasure to benefit others. You being joyful is beneficial to others, period.
A study conducted by scientists James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis showed that happiness is catching. The study looked at the happiness of nearly 5000 people over a period of 20 years and found that one person’s happiness triggers a ripple effect that benefits not only their friends, but their friends’ friends and their friends’ friends’ friends!
So there you have it. Joy is
- Good for your physical health
- Good for your emotional health
- Leads you to do good, and
- Your joy contributes to the joy of others.
I hope by now you are reaching for that daily dose of Vitamin P!
But, there is more! Can you believe it? We’ll get to that tomorrow. I don’t want you spontaneously combusting from all this pleasurable news.
On a serious note, especially if you are a mother, your wellbeing has an impact on the quality of many people’s lives. It will serve you and them well if you gave yourself the opportunity to unlearn all the rubbish you’ve been taught about being self-sacrificing and putting yourself last.
PS: Being a mother doesn’t only mean mothering children. We are mothers of businesses, teams, movements and so on and our wellbeing affect all. Become a #mefirstmommy
If you’d like to learn to become more of a human being and less of a human doing, join The Awakening Women Path and discover for yourself the magic of being.