Who are we really? Inside each of us is our true, genuine self. Some of us shout it out loud and flaunt it while others may shriek back with shyness should anyone really see who they are or what they truly believe. It is my conviction that to be healthy, we have to be true to ourselves and we need to be congruent with what and who we are… being authentic. Hiding or throwing up a facade causes friction in our soul as well as when we don’t act from our principles or convictions.
Today’s writing prompt, that I pulled out of a little blue mesh bag created by artist and author Mary Ann Radmacher, said the following: “Be willing to be who you are in the full measure all day long.” Her quotes and prompts stirs my thinking about things that I have not expressed in the written word. I write in long hand when I contemplate. It allows me to slow down my mind and really think about the words and my reactions.
To be who I am, all day long, would not be an excuse to do or say whatever comes to mind, but to live and practice from my foundational beliefs throughout the day. It would consist of checking in and pausing to see if I am in congruence with what my soul’s desire is. Am I speaking and acting from love? Am I holding the highest thought for a situation? Am I speaking about other people with kindness even if they are not present in the conversation?
Throughout the day, I would remind myself often of who I really am – one who believes the best and anticipates the best and I would let that guide my next thought, my next word, and my next action even if I were alone. And, by seeing the highest good and visioning the best outcome, this practice has no room for negativity, drama, or constriction.
My life is always moving with the flow of the energy I place into it. I check in throughout the day to see if I am aligned with my true beliefs and exercise my willingness to be, in full measure, who I really am.
~ I AM ~