There is a lot of talk these days about Being You. It seems that this would be a fair assumption that we all want to BE who we are and yet, many people are becoming aware that they aren't BEing who they would like to BE and feel like they are not in control of their own lives.
I wrote a book inviting parents to parent from a place of Be You parenting. As I wrote that book, I began to become more aware of what was missing not only as I parented my children, but even more importantly, in how I lived my life. This got me to wondering. What does it mean to BE me?
So I asked a question:
If I was truly being me, how would my life be different?
What showed up for me was a difference in how I made my choices. If I were truly being me, I would have the freedom to choose for myself without feeling that I was forced, judged or limited by my capacity to choose for me. I would be free to get information, connect to my own knowing, and trust in myself to make choices that benefit me and my life. So I asked another question:
If I were truly being me, what would I like to choose?
As I ask that question, I allow myself the freedom to explore and indulge in the possibilities that come from asking. I now sense the difference between my previous choices that were based on what other people thought were best and my current awareness of the empowerment of making my own conscious choices without judgment attached. Then another question came up:
If I am not being me, Who or What am I being?
In those moments when I live from reaction and I get the sensation that whatever is going on in that moment doesn't seem to be who or what I would like to be, I wonder who or what am I being if I'm not being me. This will bring me back to what choices I am making in being someone or something else.
Asking these questions allows me to acknowledge what I am choosing that I can now change.
Last month we explored the value, the tools and the practice of using acknowledgment to be more empowered. This month, connecting to the value of Being You in your truest sense of being. Start this week by asking the above questions. What other questions come to your awareness? What more will you discover about Being You through asking?
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.