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Being perfectly me – not

I have talked about the Being You Adventures I am facilitating. I get often asked what it means to Be You. Sometimes it is easy to answer, and then there are the times when it is not.

For the past 3 weeks, I have been wondering what is required of me at this point in time? What am I requiring of myself here and now? I have been physically or virtually with others who voiced their views on the election results. I became aware of how much intolerance there is on both sides, how much judgment. It just comes from different angles. I had to own that in those situations I was not willing to be controversial. At the same time, there is the awareness that saying something others are not able to hear does not create more for anyone. In those situations, I wonder: what does it mean to be me?

When do I speak up and what do I say? It can be difficult for me; difficult because I forget to ask a question, to be aware of the energies instead of just withdrawing into myself or getting frustrated with myself and others. I loved what Brandon W. Dixon from Hamilton said. It was stated clearly and, at the same time, with respect for the Vice-President-elect. 

Personally, I am not upset about the election. The racism, the sexism, the hate, the fear present in so many people are now in the open. This makes it possible to address them. It’s a wake-up call to people to look at who they are, who they desire to be, and into what actions this translates. And there may be some that have a harder time with it (see the article by Forsetti’s Justice on AlterNet. Food for thought) We tend to dream of an ideal world. Yet, how much allowance do we have for something different, something that may not be part of our idea of an ideal world? How much exclusion do we have there; how much separation?

What if it is our need for separation that creates the “problems”; our need for boxes into which to put ourselves, other people and things? The result of that is that everybody or everything in the box has a common denominator. Where are the differences that individuality creates?

At what point are we willing to realize that we are infinite beings. That there is no basis for fear, envy, lack. Yes, we can be entrained to them, we can be entrained to other things. Yet it each choice we make, consciously or unconsciously, that creates the life we live. So what are we choosing?

About the Author

Corinna Stoeffl is a dynamic workshop facilitator and gives talks about subjects such as Being You, Leadership, and Money. Being happy herself, she is inspiring people to create a life that is filled with joy, fun, and wealth. She knows, this is not the standard way of looking at life, yet it is so much more exciting.

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