Last week I delved into what it means to Be You. For some people, they weren’t sure what that meant or how their life would be different.
Sometimes what we don’t know, can be what holds us back. We can be chained to the way our life currently is without even exploring what else we could BE that would allow us to experience life differently.
How much of your life are you settling for its current way of being?
From that, I now ask this question- If I could BE anything what would I be? And then indulge in the possibility of ANYTHING. Here is what I came up with as I allowed myself to indulge:
- Being more potent in my presence- as I indulge in that possibility, I see myself as standing stronger with more confidence of who I am. I see myself as a strength that brings about change to the world, not by using force but rather by being who I truly BE.
- Being fully aware- this indulgence shows me that by being fully aware, I can stop reacting and begin asking questions about how best to respond. Being fully aware will assist me in knowing more of what is true and what isn’t. And I sense that is just the tip of the ice burg in being fully aware.
- Being kinder to myself, others and the planet- as I indulge in this possibility, I see myself offering more nurturance that allows all around me to grow into the greatness of their own presence.
- Being connected to my capacity to know and to access more knowing- as I indulge in this, I sense that I will be making more choices that contribute to my life as well as to those around me.
- Being my true joy- this indulgence fills my whole being with living fully and experiencing life in all it’s richness and beauty.
As you ask this question, what shows up for you as to what more can you BE that you haven’t been willing to be, AND if you were willing to be it, how would that change your life? Are you willing to indulge in the possibilities? Below is a meditation that you may find helpful as you focus in on the infinite possibilities and choices that you have access to Being.
Note for Parents:
If you are a parent, have you watched your child be willing to be whatever they choose? There is an age where they aren’t afraid to BE- risky, joyful, angry, happy, sad, whimsical, silly, whiny, proud, greedy, curious, kind, gentle, laughable, loving- and on and on. They are willing to be anything so that they can discover how to use those to make the changes that they desire. It isn’t that they are all appropriate, the key is that they are willing to BE it.
As a parent, what if your role is not to discourage them from ever being any of those, but to use questions to help them know when it works and when it doesn’t. This can be tricky, since we, ourselves often don’t know how to connect to this kind of knowing. Asking questions of our own reactions and choices can be a valuable place to start. Simple questions to start with may be:
- How did that work for me?
- Did I have any other choices?
- Was I reacting without consciously choosing?