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‘Be Yourself.’

by meditative - December 31st, 2015.
Filed under: Insights for Mindful Intelligence.

SM_H-BeYourselfPerhaps one of our greatest challenges in life is being who we truly are while distancing ourselves from the impulses to be someone else.

We live our life inventing and creating who we are. So much energy, effort, and time goes into crafting & cultivating the person we aspire or hope to become all the while often missing out on who we have already become.

To honestly grow and develop, we need to accept from where we stand in this moment. We cannot reach some ideal ‘me’ without knowing the real ‘me’, and more often than not, what we conceptualize about ourselves we may not actualize. What genuinely matters is that we stay true to ourselves despite our perceived imperfections and vulnerabilities. When objectively appraised, most of us will see there is more right with us than wrong.

We are all a ‘work in process’ emerging and becoming what we ‘seed’, ‘nourish’, and ‘affirm’. Take good care of the person you are cultivating yourself to be. Don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Authenticity and true character are not easily fostered and sustained when we are obscured by an “ego” that wants us to be different, and better than we already are. For some, if not many of us, the ‘mask’ comes on early in life, and we often forget the ‘real’ person beneath it.

It’s important to challenge ourselves- to strive- to make a difference- and to do good things, but not at the expense of becoming someone who we don’t genuinely espouse to be. Be confident with who you are, and express yourself in your own unique way. Be original by being you. Love what you have, and let go of what you don’t. Empower your own sovereignty- and ‘travel’ your own Way in life. Be courageous and simply be yourself- the only person you were born to be.

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