The name Being & Becoming comes from Mark Nepo, a poet, philosopher, and author of The Book of Awakening, where he asserts that:
Each person is born with an unencumbered spot, free of expectation and regret, free of ambition and embarrassment, free of fear and worry, an umbilical spot of grace . . . that issues peace . . .
To know this spot of inwardness is to know who we are, not by surface markers of identity, not by where we work or what we wear or how we like to be addressed but by feeling our place in relation to the Infinite and by inhabiting it. This is a hard lifelong task, for the nature of becoming is a constant filming over of where we begin while the nature of being is a constant erosion of what is not essential . . .
Thus, BEING is the core of who we are. Throughout life, as we are pushed and pulled by relationships, challenges, and opportunities, our connection to this core is weakened. The project of our life is to recall our essential nature and to renew our commitment to what is most important to us.
BECOMING is the path to reconnect with our essence, our true center. It is a process of discovery, a journey.