Personal growth

Wanna Be-s or Being-s

Observing and listening more from the distance this time pre-election debates with all big buzz words, promises, expectations and power games that are on daily agenda currently in my country, I’m thinking about what candidates are actually saying, and from where/how they’ll use their power if elected and in power. We all try to be as authentic as possible I guess, but how is it really? Are we spending more time in I wanna be or in actually being? Is our power more from inside-out, or outside-in?

For leaders or politicians is probably even more difficult to answer what’s their true authentic power, and how is it displayed. What would you answer observing/knowing anyone of them? They in general seem to be pretty confident about themselves, but are they really always in their authentic power? For sure they are not alone in this question, since one can’t be a leader without people to lead, or a politician without the ones he/she represents. What would you say, are they saying more or less what we want to hear, or what they want us to hear or do? Or they actually believe what they say and that they are the ones that will make it happen? I’d say probably all together. We co-create the environment, the ecosystem we are all in. We are part of this, like it or not. Aware or unaware. Active or passive. We’d better acknowledge and accept this. The sooner the better, than we can change something, if we want to, of course.

I wonder how our ecosystem/s really look/s like, and if it’s/they’re the best possible to support us in our endeavours for better future, individually, in relationships, in families, in workplace, and as a society. I’d say we probably have some untapped potential in authenticity, in expressing our individuality, in having more courage, space and opportunities to stretch ourselves more, and co-creating with others more powerfully and free of projecting and judging how is/they should be. If we’d put this in a digital scheme, it’s probably very clear, logical, and simple, as nature. It’s probably beautiful. It’s probably powerful. Anyway, us being some more some less conscious of who we are, and how we affect each other, it could maybe help to have it in 3D, and with the possibility to show ‘errors’, where we don’t support each other, because we either don’t know better, don’t want to interfere, don’t care enough to know etc. This could help us see the potential for improvement.

If we put this into the context of the concept of wholeness, I know I ‘should be more’ into Western, but I’ll go with the Taoist perspective anyway, all creation simultaneously contains subsystems (mind/body/spirit) while being part of increasing larger systems, like family, community, society, nature etc. For the entire ecosystem to be healthy and whole, yin-yang balance needs to be maintained within and between systems. I understand that nature has a tendency towards balance, but what kind of balance we create among ourselves as individuals, our environments – private, professional, public, and within our society? How do these interconnections work, where I stop and you begin? How much are we influenced by the environment, and how much we influence our environment? What is than my/our true authentic power in this? How much of our authenticity we can handle, accept, and truly live?

In the spirit of new possibilities, let’s make an agreement, a new one, that we can all be, and use our authentic power to create more possibilities in our ecosystem/s for ourselves, for each other, and for us as a whole to prosper and grow. Too much? Not enough space? How this could work? Can’t be managed? I’d say the best strategy is to appreciate our lives and each other and just Be. In this way we could create a really powerful society and a resilient social network. But than again, it’s not so much about the how, it’s about do we want to? Choose – wanna be or be/ing? I’ve chosen to BE.

 

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