Be to Have; Not Have, to Be.
Intention 2021: Insight & Inspiration for a New Year!
Today we look at the Intention 2021 principle and practice of 'Be to Have; Not Have, to Be.' This extends our contemplation and consideration yesterday about our individual and intentional guiding values, principles and ideals for 2021.
Today we open our minds and hearts to a deeper realization that to live with intention, to live intentionally in 2021 and achieve the greater integrity and authenticity that living intentionally requires, we will have to orient ourselves to living from the inside out and not the outside in. We will have to claim our response-ability and responsibility to be who we decide and determine ourselves to be, and to show up in the world in the intentional integrity and authenticity of that demonstration of self.
We live in a world where we often allow external values and things to determine our value, worth, place and purpose in life. We also give to those external things control of our sense of wellbeing and happiness. We are all at risk of 'when we' thinking: when we have that perfect job, that perfect life partner, win the lottery, then, then we'll be who we really are, then we'll be loved, then we'll be happy. The attitude and intention of 'be to have; not have, to be' enables and empowers us to take back control, to accept our response-ability and to be responsible for the truth, right and good we desire in us, in our lives, and in our world.
Mahatma Gandhi taught: "Be the change you want to see in the world." We can expand that to include: be the truth, be the right and the good you want to see in you, in your life and in the world. This is the integrity and authenticity of living from the inside out, and not the outside in: that you live attuned, affirmed, aligned and applied to the values, principles and ideals that represent for you who you are, how you want to show up in the world, and your contribution to the greater, common and collective good of the family of humanity.
What you be, you will have, and it will always be yours. Outer condition and circumstance will not diminish your sense of value, meaning, purpose, wellbeing or happiness. What you be, you will have, and you will have it unconditionally because you have claimed your ability and power to be response-able and responsible for who are, and how you show up in the world. Herein lies your personally decided, determined and demonstrated integrity and authenticity.
Take time to be quiet, calm, and sit with these reflections. Write down the insight and inspiration that comes to you. Be open-hearted to the wisdom of what comes up. Be open to integrating revealing and unfolding truth, right, and good into yourself and your life. Tomorrow we will consider how to live practically from the inside out through the principles and practices of attuning, affirming, aligning and applying for living an Intentional 2021.
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