Most people think that if you HAVE a thing (money, time, possessions), then they can finally DO a thing (travel, write, start a business, pursue a relationship, pursue a hobby), which will allow them to BE a thing (free, happy, content, abundant etc.) They reverse the Be-Do-Have paradigm.
But that’s not the way the world works. “Havingness” does not produce “beingness”. It’s the other way around. “Beingness” produces “havingness”.
For example – if you decide to BE this thing called “happy”, and then DO everything out of this “beingness” of happy, you will soon find that what you are doing ends up bringing the things into your life that you want to HAVE.
Happiness is a state of mind, and like all states of mind, it will reproduce itself in physical form. So deciding ahead of time what you choose to be will reproduce that in your experience.
This is why affirmations are so powerful. They tell us what we are to be. BE happy, BE content, BE creative, BE rich, BE successful. This isn’t “fake it till you make it”. It’s faith, or believing and BEING things without evidence – before they are seen or known.
When you can unlock this power of being, and doing things from this state of “beingness”…”havingness” won’t be far away.