As life ticks along with increasing speed, I find myself thinking (with alarming frequency) “I wish I was…”
- A published author (this one hits close to home)
- A better cook/baker
- An accomplished musician
- A yogi
Today, I took a GIANT step back, to make a point:
“The most important thing you need to learn how to be is YOURSELF. ” – Unknown (as seen on a t-shirt)
How much time do we spend in a day learning to be ourselves? Learning what makes us tick, what we like or don’t like, or what it is that sets us off or calms us down? If you are like me, not much time at all. Quite a small amount, really, when compared to how much time I spend learning to be something (or someone) else.
Lately, just for the heck of it, I’ve been learning how to be a more authentic version of myself. I already find myself more patient, less prone to physical injury, and more satisfied with where I am and what I’m doing in the here and now. And although there are times when doing what I need isn’t possible (I simply cannot stay home and drink tea and eat chocolate all day long no matter how much my mind or body tells me it needs to do so!) I think that I can eventually become the most authentic, successful, and productive version of “me” that there is.
As with everything, it requires time, patience, and attendance to the subject matter at hand… Learning to be me.