Monday, August 31, 2009
A question to really think about
I have been doing a lot of reading lately. I'm reading 2 books in particular. Louise Hay's "how to Heal Your Life" and Dr. Wayne Dyer's "Excuses Begone" I stopped on Dr. Dyers book pretty short at a question he asks. Its one I had to REALLY think about.
"If No one told you who you were, who would you be?" Short but so powerful. Its in conjunction with a question posed by Louise Hay, "Who have you been told you SHOULD be your whole life? And who do you really want to be?" It makes me think of our conditioning, Louise states this multiple times that we are told the should and shouldn'ts of our lives and we follow. They are two amazing books to read simultaneously because they play off each other like a beautiful dance. Butterflies bouncing and flirting in the wind. Its amazing! It made me stop and think, how many of my beliefs and judgements I pass on people, all the things I put forward for people to see, my "masks" I put up the walls, the blocks, etc.. All of these things are based on my life conditioning and experiences of what I think I SHOULD be. Skinnier, sexier, prettier, funnier, more laid back, less laid back, stay home, work, have nice things, save and conserve, all battling each other in my head wondering what "box' do I stuff myself in, where do I fit? Where do I make myself belong? Never once considering who I really am and what I really want in my own life. So I made a list. The house, life, kids everything I wanted. But most importantly the kind of person I want to be. I found its the one I secretly envy the most on the inside and loudly judge on the outside. I know now that I can never fit into a box or type and shouldn't want to. I made the decision to take down the walls and struggle everyday to do so. But I know I'm on a path to true happiness and more importantly on a path to learn how to nurture my children into being their own person. Its an amazing freedom! So I ask you the same question... Who would you be? If there was no one telling you who you should be?
I want to extend special Thanks to Louise Hay and Dr. Dyer for their amazing spirit and the work they and everyone at Hay House does. Its truly an inspiration that has put me on the path to change my life and the lives of those around me. Thank you!