To Be More or Not To Be More
With all due apologies to Shakespeare, that is the real question. At least it is for me.
I already am a being. I already am being, so nothing to question there. But, am I ready and willing to be more?
One of my daily rituals is asking what my purpose is. This morning I received one of the shortest answers I’ve ever gotten. To be more.
The simplicity of that purpose felt refreshing and freeing. I’m often looking for exact things to be, actions to take, missions to be a part of. Sometimes it can leave me feeling like whatever I’ve done so far hasn’t been correct or I’ve missed my best opportunities. If I keep asking the question, I must not know my purpose.
I’ve spent what feels like a lifetime battling thoughts of not being enough. You can insert any word before enough too; young, old, thin, fat, smart, rich… With my history of tormenting, self-judgment, and depressive thinking, can I feel I’m enough to enjoy myself and my life right here and now and ALSO be willing to be more?
Can I be more of a good person, an authentic man, a loving partner, a caring friend, an open-hearted healer, an inspiring writer and speaker, a more empathic human… Can I be more of the of the Love and the Light I experience in meditation and healings? Yes. I’m sure of it.
Life is about more. Change is the only constant in life.
In working with the Akashic Records, a common message is that there is more, we are entitled and worthy of more.
- More is good.
- More is expansive.
- More is progress.
The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate because we, all of us human beings, are expanding too. I don’t mean our waistlines. I’m referring to our expansive desires, thoughts, goals, and actions. So you could say that we all have a very important role; to keep being more so that the universe continues to grow.
I believe our potential is unlimited. I think we can all be more, without it being an indictment of where we are currently. Pursuing more doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with this moment. Wanting more doesn’t mean you aren’t enough right now.
The challenge, for me and many others I meet, is the willingness to do the work. To look deep within ourselves. To call ourselves out when we are choosing to be less than our best. To admit, with compassion, when we are choosing to step backward instead of forwards.
Sharing this is one way I’m attempting to step forward. I hope you’ll join me in being more of all your greatest aspects.