As I go about my day, every day, I run into people whom I greet very briefly. “How are you?” “How are you doing?” Most of the time, these questions are answered with only a few quick words. Our exchanges are so often hurried, their content is less important than the very fact of them, of the connecting glance, of the acknowledgement we offer one another.
What would my day be like if, instead of the usual questions, I heard, “Who are you being?”
Who am I choosing to be? Am I showing up fully? Am I hiding parts of myself? Am I shielded? Am I being true to my essence?