Being You In Your View of the World
I realised today that I was having a crisis of being. I was getting quite mixed up on who I thought I should be versus who I want to be, all mixed up with who I used to be, and who I am right now.
I am an introvert who can quite happily spend many hours alone reading self-help books, writing, playing computer games or sewing, knitting and drawing when in a creative mood. I used to be shy along with it, although now I am outgoing and happy to talk to anyone. Not so many years back I was also withdrawn, depressed, moody and taking myself far too seriously. I love talking to others about how their thinking affects their life, and about all the different ways there are to make life much happier and far more satisfying.
I find that when it comes to money and work there is another whole layer of Being. As a business person my light-hearted approach and idealistic view of positive outcomes does not sit well with a lot of people, and yet when I take it too seriously I also take myself too seriously and come across as straight-laced and preachy. Being comfortable with who I am, the bits of me that I have retained from my past because I really liked them, like being a speed freak and risk taker, and the Who I Want to be, fun, young at heart, compassionate and kind, do not mix well in the doom and gloom perception that others seem to have about the importance of their work, career or money – especially money.
My view of the world is unique, as is every other persons. The things that we focus on as being the most important and the different weight we apply to all other things in our life will be unique to each and every one of us. The trick is to be comfortable with who we are. Be true to yourself, establish in your own mind who you are now and who you want to be, and know that those people who resonate with your approach to life will become a part of it and those who cannot handle it will take themselves out of your orbit.
There are 6 billion ways to view the world – and we get to choose how we want to see it. How do you see the world?
Love and Light