Be that. It’s a choice.
We’ve all heard about how we are human beings, not human doings. It’s true. But let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.
“Doing” is about action, and action involves choice.
I once had a conversation with a client that went something like this:
Client: “I’m not an angry person, that’s not who I am. I don’t want to be angry; I want to be the kind, thoughtful, balanced person I know I am.”
Lots of questions, guidance, and discussion ensued until we came full circle back to the original statement.
Client: “I just want to be who I know myself to be.”
Me: “So, be that. It’s a choice.”
Client: “Wait.. Is it that simple?”
Me: “Sometimes, often, yes, it can be. It is.”
Being is a choice. When what you do is out of alignment with who you are, struggle ensues.
So, being is a choice.
You are a human BEING who DOES things in alignment with your being… or not. It’s a choice.
We all have emotions: anger, sorrow, frustration, joy, among so many others. The emotions will always show up. They’re always there. What we CHOOSE to DO about them is how we are choosing to show up and BE in the world.
So, be that. It’s your choice.