Being, and Doing

Unless one is suicidal
"To be or not to be" is not the question.
Instead "what to do, and when to do it?"
as uncertainty yields to doing
which yields to uncertainty.

Before commitment I struggle
with alternatives and issues
about what to do, and how to do it
with angst about my time, lost in deciding.

After commitment to a task
I am lost in its doing
despite stress, pain and strain
struggling with alternatives within the task.

After years of meditation
I think struggling with the alternatives
yields better long-term results.
But still not much gets done.

Basic Buddhist guidelines are listed in my Buddhism in a Nutshell
Back to Right Action
Back to Mindfulness
Back to Mind and Meditation