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The Challenge to Be and Not to Do by Carrie Foster

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CHAPTER 6

Being Rather than Doing Will Make You Happy

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

—Oscar Wilde

When was the last time you caught yourself doing something that you love? Not just something you enjoy, or find amusing, or that is better than doing the paperwork, unless you really love paperwork, but something that completely fills you up from the inside, and lights you up like a Christmas. It goes beyond simply that it was nice; it involves regret when you walk away and a deep sense of contentment that you had been involved in that process. When you do something you love, it gives you a sense of fulfillment and feeling of self, which cannot be achieved merely by doing anything. Loving what you do stops what you ...

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