Welcome to Jim Phillip\’s Wednesday Wisdom for June 13th! Each Wednesday, WU World Changer Jim Phillips will share some mid-week wisdom for you to ponder and embrace!
“Whether I\’m right or whether I\’m wrong,
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong,
I gotta be me, I\’ve gotta be me,
What else can I be but what I am?”
— Music and lyrics by Walter Marks
I want you to take to heart that you gotta be you and I gotta be me.
In my effort to better understand my life\’s purpose, I have genuinely come to appreciate who I am and what it is that I have to offer. I have come to realize that my life\’s journey (and yours) is not about becoming someone or something other than who I am. It is about me being me; the best me I can be in every moment. And in being the best me in any given moment, I connect to others on the soul level where the authentic me (and you) exists. It is truly a journey of self-expression.
This journey of self-expression is a divine process through which we are presented with opportunities to express and experience who we are in every given moment.
There are questions we can ask that can keep us on the path to being and experiencing who are and desire to be. The questions can be answered in words; however, the most important answer comes in the form of a feeling. How do I feel about who I am in this situation?
Each of us knows the feeling attendant with our true Self. We can\’t describe it for one another, we just know. It is when we experience this feeling that we are “being” the best version of who we are in the process of becoming.
The first question is, “Who do I want to be?” Neale Donald Walsch in his trilogy, Conversations with GOD, refers to this as, “the grandest vision we can hold of our Self.” Holding this vision of who we want to be will result in opportunities to become that vision. It is the invitation for all that we require to become, and experience that greatest vision.
Next, we ask, “Who am I in this moment?” Am I expressing (being) the “me” that I hold as my grandest vision and therefore experiencing the greatest version of me that I can in this moment?
Each moment offers us the opportunity to express and experience a better version of ourselves.
“What is my relationship with myself?” How do I really feel about myself and who I am being? Am I honoring and respecting myself? Do I express self-love, joy, happiness, kindness, and peace towards myself? What we express towards ourselves is reflected back to us in the world.
As you awaken each morning simply ask, what experience and expression of myself do I desire today? What is required of me today to live in full expression of the Truth of who I am?
I gotta be me and you gotta be you. In doing so, we support one another in this Divine process.
Being better versions of ourselves under all circumstances will always bring to us what we most need, to continue our respective journey of Self-expression, and therefore spiritual growth.
Be YOU, “your own uniqueness,” and the world is a much better place.
See you next week for my Wednesday Wisdom for June 21st!
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Jiji Chai is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Registered Nurse by profession, wife of a Physical Therapist and a mom of three wonderful children. She has worked as a nurse in various health-care settings and has met people from different walks of life. She is a WOW author and WELLNESS coach. She authored the program Walk On WELLNESS, Wow Your Way To Health. She enjoys documenting life events, putting her thoughts into words and sharing with others lessons she has learned along life’s journey. She likes to learn from and inspire others to grow to the fullest potential there is possible.