I thought we would start out the post today by going over the greatest bands in history:
Good. Now that we have that out of the way, we can move on to the actual post of the day, in which I thought we would discuss the background of the members of the band… Styx.
Or we could talk about you and me. Yeah, okay. Let’s do that!
I was pondering ((oh, heaven help us)) yesterday’s post, which you might recall was about everything coming together to create now, and started thinking about the ‘you’ part. What is it that makes you the fantastic you, and more specifically, who are you, really? (you know the next part will be about me, right)
I have spent a lot of my time, I should say I have wasted a lot of my time, trying to become things that I am not. I’m not talking about what I do for a living or trying to make somebody else happy; I’ve just focused too much on becoming something that I think other people want to see. Lemme explain.
I used to really not like that I’m kinda funny. (no really, I’m kinda funny. really) I know what you’re thinking, why would someone not want to be kinda funny? (and you don’t wanna be really funny, cuz that’s annoying a lot of the time) Mostly because I can’t focus on serious for very long. I thought that I could get farther ahead in business and in life if I could seem more focused and smart and intense. I’ve tried and failed in that repeatedly. (yes the focused/smart/intense fail) It never delivered anything I really wanted.
I struggled for a long time to find a writing style for this and other sites I have, and none of them worked – because none of them were me. So recently I started just writing like it was me writing to someone and it really started rolling. These may not be the most exciting posts you’ve ever read, and I’m not making money or changing lives here, but I’m writing. For you. And I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. (and it’s working great for me) It appears that people really do grow into themselves. Who would have thought it would take me my entire life to grow into me?
So what I’m challenging you here is to let you be you. You are awesome and fantastic. And very good at stuff. And since I’m rambling on; here’s the point. (yes, there’s always a point) You know who you are; just be that. You are who you are when you are alone. When you are fully in the moment and everything else melts away around you. When you are by yourself and laughing out loud. When you let yourself not try to impress or please, but just let your heart soar where it wants. You find that … and you find you. And that’s when you are at your best. The universe needs you to be who you really are (and so do I).
I try not to edit posts too much, (if I edited, I’d cut the parts I don’t like and you’d just get a song and a picture) but I got an email this morning with a fantastic quote in it that was obviously intended to be in here. I had to share it with you now.
Mining the moment for something that feels good, something to appreciate, something to savor, something to take in, that’s what your moments are about. They’re not about justifying your existence. It’s justified. You exist. It’s not about proving your worthiness. It’s done. You’re worthy. It’s not about achieving success. You never get it done. It’s about “How much can this moment deliver to me?” And some of you like them fast, some of you like them slow. No one’s taking score. You get to choose. The only measurement is between my desire and my allowing. And your emotions tell you everything about that.
Right now, right here; it’s just us… This is who I am. And for whatever reason you’re here (hopefully it’s the whole soaring heart thing, cuz that’s awesome), it’s who you are. And together in this moment we are amazing.