We’re each made of parts, otherwise known as the different hats we wear. But, how good are we at wearing those hats. In other words how good are we at being ourselves? We like to think and are taught that we are made up of just one part or maybe three depending on your take, but honestly every role you play in life leads to another part of you, because at some point you’ll have to think using that part. For instance if you’re an older sibling, you’ll make certain choices in life knowing that there are people directly related to you that in some way look up to you and are watching what you do. So, you’ll probably find yourself once or twice making decisions from the part of you that’s an older brother or sister. Likewise you’ll find yourself being moral or amoral depending on the situation (still part of you). We’ve seen these different parts of ourselves depicted as angels and devils but in actuality they’re really just part of who we are. We are multiple, even within ourselves.
Another example is when you find yourself deciding on something. Part of you wants to go ahead with the decision while another part of you doesn’t. Are either of these parts not you? No, they both are and speak to the conversations we have in our heads regularly.
So, the question remains, “how good are you at being you?” If we accept this notion that we are made of parts and will at one point make a decision based upon the part of us most relevant to the moment isn’t it only right we make the best of who we are right then and there?
Heck yes. But what holds us back from being the best us at any given movement? I would assert it’s our inability to be fully immersed in what we’re doing. Our minds and bodies are not in alignment; I may be here but I’m wishing I was somewhere else. Or we’re not completely sold on the fact that we are what/who we are. We may be the oldest sibling, but we refuse to accept that what we do affects our family in the following ways…sorry that’s an intervention joke if you didn’t get it. But nonetheless this refusal or inability to completely immerse ourselves in which part of us is being presently expressed is the reason we’re not able to be the best us possible. Imagine if you were fully immersed in your role at school as a student of fully immersed in being the older sibling or dad or architect or lover or friend. How much more would you enjoy being you and how much more impactful would you be at being you? I think you’d be tons and tons more impactful and being you would be tons and tons more enjoyable. But two things important for all of this happen. We have to accept all that we are, and we’d have to work on being fully immersed in who you are at the moment (we’ll go into detail about that later) But the end result is actually loving being ourselves and the possibility of experiencing life somewhat akin to HD.