How Do I Want to Be?

posted Mar 31, 2019, 10:41 AM by Ricardo Hidalgo
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How much time do you spend wondering what to do and wishing you were different?
If you are like me, too much!
We can spend as much time and be as interested in how we want to be as in what we want to do.

Ask yourself and pay close attention to what shows up: 
"How do I want to be when I don't know what to do?"
"How do I want to be when I am overwhelmed by how much I have to do?"
"How do I want to be when I have been criticized, rejected, or praised?"
"How do I want to be when I cannot get what I want or need?"
"How do I want to be when I have failed, or when I have succeeded?"
"How do I want to be when I am sick, or when I am really healthy?"
"How do I want to be when I am a victim of injustice or when I am the perpetrator if injustice?"
"How do I want to be when I am enraged, heart-broken, terrified, and disgusted by the racism, sexism, homophobia,  trans-phobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, etc... of the white, male, fascist, supremacists in power?"
"How do I want to be when I notice all the suffering in the world that could be solved by creating a resource-based     economy and there is nothing I can to about it?

If you are like me, you notice that you want to be kind, nurturing, accepting, loving, understanding, secure, warm, reassuring, encouraging, supportive, challenging, forgiving, playful...

It is probably as important, if not more important to ask ourselves and attend to how we want to be in addition to what we want to do.

Know Thyself!

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