In a recent mentoring session with a new client I’ll call Sarah, I found myself explaining a perspective that’s a core principle of my conscious and creative approach to living and writing.
Who you become is just as important as what you create, write, say and do in the world.
In fact it’s essential because who you are and the state of consciousness you’re in doesn’t just determine the quality of your self-expression, it directly impacts your whole experience of life.
Sarah understood this principle intellectually but was struggling to apply it.
She was so focused on being of service to the people she felt inspired to help that she was driving herself hard to make it all happen “yesterday” and causing herself a great deal of stress in the process.
The irony was that the more she pushed to achieve the results she was striving for, the slower her progress and the more frustration she felt.
Who she was becoming as a result of her approach was not only detrimental to her health but also sabotaging the whole project!
Beneath the Surface
During the mentoring I picked up on some significant clues which revealed that a great deal was happening in relation to Sarah’s awareness expanding and her ideas emerging but it was all “beneath the surface”.
Sarah had completely discounted this inner growth and development as her focus was on seeing tangible evidence of the progress she was so intent on making.
When I reflected back to her what was going on, she started to see that a shift in perspective was required.
By the end of the session she realized that she needed to “Be the change” she wanted to see in the world as Mahatma Gandhi so wisely advised.
It’s an obvious cliché to say that the journey is the destination.
Yet when you’re fully present in the moment and committed to living consciously, creatively and authentically, who you become is of primary importance.
The more aligned you are with the eternal you, the higher the frequency of the energy that naturally radiates out from simply being who you truly are.
The angst of fear and stress give way to timeless qualities like love and peace which boost the impact of your thoughts, words and actions a thousand fold.
Ultimately there is no destination. At an absolute level there’s nothing to do and nowhere to go.
Relatively speaking, however, paying attention to who you become as you walk the path of conscious and creative living will always be the most powerful way to be and do what you’re truly here to be and do.
Sarah’s “aha” moment opened the way for her to explore a new approach that connects the most aligned version of who she is with the difference she’s committed to making in the world.
She’s now ready to engage fully in the process of making that a reality and realizes that this is how she’ll be able to make the greatest contribution of all.
What are your thoughts and feelings about who you’re becoming through your chosen form(s) of self-expression? Please share your comments below.