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Just Be There

Being there is all you need to do. Wherever there is, whoever there is. Just be there

In my life, I strive to do. Some have said in the past that I’m a do-aholic, constantly on the go and busy. Over the last few years though, I’ve learned to hear some of what Heartspace has been saying for a long time. Tonight, I heard that being there is all you need to do. Wherever there is, whoever is there. Vincent van Gogh once “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

Just be there.


Those times are different in every situation, and there’s no formula for knowing where, when, who, or how you need to be there. Heartspace will reveal that to you every time through your personal engagement in whatever is at hand.

If you’re deeply drawn towards speaking, be there.
If you’re wantingly compelled towards a person, be there.
If you’re sincerely warmed by a topic, be there.
If you’re eagerly resting within a place, be there.

There’s no wrong time, and there’s no wrong space. Your actions are perfect, and the time is now.

When I can’t pay my bills on time, or am driving on empty, I know I’m supposed to be there. Standing in the middle of a fight between two old friends, I know I’m not supposed to be there. My work isn’t to fix anything immediately—unless it is. I’m not supposed to intervene—unless I do.

Being there is all you need to do. Wherever there is, whoever is there. Just be there.

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

By Adam F.C. Fletcher

I'm a speaker, writer, trainer, researcher and advocate who researches, writes and shares about education, youth, and history.

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