This is the question we have heard since we were small children, “What are you doing?” But, friends, have you really answered it? Have you even really thought about it?
The word “doing”, by itself, is a gerund, a verb acting as a noun, for you non-grammarians out there. In this question, someone asks you what IT is that you are doing – which is an inquiry into your life in the present tense. Many of us do not live in the present; we are still stuck in the past, we are still little kids trapped inside of and living in adult bodies. Are bodies get older, and, if we’re lucky, we celebrate another birthday, but our true selves are still four, or seven, or whatever age.
How do you know that there’s a small child still inside you? I think it’s easy. Ask yourself: are you doing what you want, what you love, what makes your heart sing, or are you doing what is expected? How many of us are “clocking in”, “clocking out” of tasks that we don’t enjoy? We just go through our day like robots, going where people expect us to be, doing what people expect us to do, day-in, day-out. Some of us have done it for so long, we don’t even think about it anymore.
So, today, think about it. If you didn’t get paid anything to do that one thing, and it made you totally happy, it got you one step closer to finding true bliss, I ask you, what are you doing?