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Simply Being Who You Are
By Dr. Ronald D. Bissell
Last edited: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2002

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Learning to remove all the external clutter in life allows you to find the essence of who you are.

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a
crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We live in a world where the enjoyment of a quiet moment is a forgotten
memory. We search each day for ‘things to do’ or ‘places to go’ and forget
the value of simply being. The quietness of a moment spent in harmony with
life is worth so many things or places. It rejuvenates the soul and allows
our world to become grounded in the essential energy of life.

“Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable
being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his
inner sanctuary.”
Peter Minard

It’s the noise around us that distracts us from our tasks in life. It is a
continual barrage of interruptions and duties which all subscribe to that
keeps us from experiencing who we truly are. This barrage prevents us from
discovering our place in the world and our true nature as human. It
prevents our connections with each other and instills within us the need
for outer gratification.

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own
person is its ultimate reward.”
Patricia Sampson

It is when we stop the noise and the chatter and come to stillness that we
truly discover who we are and we become free from the entanglements of
outer distractions. We find freedom as a new path and from that freedom we
unearth our true value. The distractions of daily life disappear and the
winding path of our life becomes the path we follow.

“A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I
learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought
to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.”
Barbra Streisand

Do you trust the path you follow? Do you know the quiet of freedom? Can
you see within yourself who you truly are? In order to discover the
answers to such questions you must become still and listen. Listen to the
inner signals which contain the essence of who you are.

“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of
Mary Daly

Who are you and why have you come to live during this time in history?
What can you accomplish in your life that you have never considered? When
can you start to listen and thereby find your pathway through the noise
and clatter that surrounds you? Finding the answer to these questions will
bring you closer to your true image.

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of
time, you are incomparable.”
Brenda Ueland

Becoming who you are begins the process of finding your uniqueness among
many. It gives you the courage to follow your dreams and to uncover within
you the genius of your being. You will find your freedom among the many
places and things you experience each day and will live more fully because
you have found your true pathway.

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to
kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961), "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962

Allow your light to shine brightly as you uncover the stillness of who you
are. Allow it to become a beacon to which others are drawn. Allow it to
signal your discovery of self and the desire you have to live your life
freely, without distraction, with purpose, and providing your unique love
to all who wish to become a part of your life.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 3/17/2008
I know I come from God and am put on this earth til my time is over and have lots of work to do. That is why I am still alive. I try to help my friends and people each day and give a smile to everyone I meet even if they don't smile back. Most do though. Loved the writing and read all of it and commemorates lots of insights.
Reviewed by Hiren Shah 8/31/2005
It is true that while being in touch with the self one gets a sense of quietness which is blissful and helps in relieving stress. Another meaning of simply being what you are to find the occupation of your liking without which all waking hours would be full of misery and life would become impossible to live. That is equally if not more important.

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