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Being ME

by Shari G (writer), West Hollywood, April 08, 2011

What if we stop chasing and start BEING?

I live for “a-ha” moments. Sometimes I forget that these are the moments that make up all the beautiful parts of our lives. We are always trying to get to a certain goal or destination and all the lessons and experiences along the way we just glaze over because we are so focused on the end result. The journey is the destination. I love that. Dr.Michael Beckwith said that the other day at Agape Spiritual Center here in Los Angeles and it just rings so true in my heart.

It’s funny how someone can you tell you something and you “hear” it, but you don’t really feel it. It doesn’t get to your core. I’ve always heard and even preached that you don’t have to be or do anything to have value in this world. Who we are, our true nature, our gifts, our light, our life is here on this planet for a reason and if we find the truth and beauty in that, that is enough. I was listening to a song by Des’ree called “Strong Enough” and it just sparked this thought in me and suddenly this KNOWINGNESS and RELEASE came over me that I don’t have to try to do or be to impress God, or my Dad or my grandparents or my friends or even me. I AM and that is enough. If I can look at myself at the end of everyday and know that I loved with all my heart, that I lived a life of integrity, that I was impeccable to my word, that I left this world a better place every day, then I have LIVED. Then I am successful. If I live passionately doing what I love without NEEDING an end result from it, then that is enough.

I always hear about if you do what you love and follow your passion, money and success will follow. Yes! But I’m realizing that the end result, what so many of us strive for, constantly keeps us in the chasing of that instead of the truth of what you’re doing because you simply LOVE it. I think so many of us stop loving what we do or lose sight of WHY we are doing it because we are trying to get to that goal. If we take the time to stop and feel and live those individual moments with all the love and joy we feel in our hearts towards it, then no matter the “outcome”, you can say that you live doing what you LOVE! If you know that you can die tomorrow and that you can leave this earth knowing that you made this world better in some way, then how can you ask for anything more than that? You don’t have to be out there saving lives, creating cures for disease, or protecting the homeless to have lived a life of value. If you leave people with a smile, with a laugh, with hope, with joy, with inspiration, then you can say you are truly living.

I’ve spent many years, even up until this morning thinking that I need to DO all these things to have value, and for the first time today, I realize my value is simply in BEING. BEING love, BEING joy, BEING ME!

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By Shari G on April 09, 2011 at 11:10 am

Thank you for reading! :)

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By Lady D on April 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thank you for helping us remember, it is "just a ride."- Bill Hicks (comedian) Enjoy the ride!!!

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By Deelightsinlife on June 15, 2011 at 01:49 pm

Thank you Shari!

Being a human "being" instead of a human "doing" may be simple, but it's not always easy for many of us to remember. As with anything in life it requires practice, practice, practice. Thanks for your inspirational message. More importantly, thanks for "being" you! :)

Smiles and blessings to you from Toledo, Ohio!

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By Shari G on June 15, 2011 at 02:33 pm

Now you have ME crying! lol. It is my intention with my time here to share what I'm learning along the way and in hopes that one thing I say can make someone else's day even better! Thank you for sharing your heart and for allowing my words to resonate within you. We are all reflections of one another and that which you see in me, can only be seen if you possess it yourself. You are perfection in this moment because you simply are YOU. xo

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By Caballero_69 on June 20, 2011 at 05:39 pm


Just a thought provoked by what you wrote - If we really attune to what truly matters, perhaps the distinction between doing and being vanishes and we simply are as an entity and an actor - one and inseprable.

Don't know - but you made me think it may be possible.

Thank you for the provocative column.


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By Shari G on June 21, 2011 at 01:33 pm

I can't know for sure what is right for all of us (even though sometimes my ego thinks it does. lol.), however, I know for me that as soon as I let go and start allowing the universe to take its flow and I'm open to all of it, things just start to make a lot more sense and flow so much easier. Rather than me trying to manipulate and control everything. To me that is all about just BEING.

Thank you for reading and your comment. :)

ONE Love <3

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By Shari G on June 21, 2011 at 06:57 pm

Funny you should mention heaven because earlier today I couldn't get the song "Heaven is a place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle out of my head and I was singing it all over my house. :)

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