I’ve had the domain name Love Being You.com for a bunch of years. Every time it came up fro renewal, I thought, I really like that domain. I think there’s something good here. Someday, I’ll know what it is.
But, really, I think the name scared me…because I certainly didn’t love being me! Whatever possessed me to register THAT domain name?
Somewhere inside me, though, I think I kept it because I knew that was what I wanted. I wanted to love being me.
If I loved being me, I would absolutely love life! I wouldn’t always feel like I should be better, that I should be more like someone else. I wouldn’t need everyone else’s approval. I wouldn’t be afraid that someone would find out what a mess I knew myself to be!
I wouldn’t pay nearly so much attention to the vicious critic between my ears.
If I loved being me, I’d laugh more. I’d be sillier. I’d play kazoo in public. I’d be more fun to be around.
If I loved being me, I’d not only trust my intuition, I’d depend on it. I’d be a fool for God – and not care what anyone else thought or said about it. (well, maybe a little bit)
During the last several months, I’ve had a fair amount of time for devotion, meditation, healing, connection with God. I have a spiritual team to help me with Guidance. I knew that a shift was happening and I could fight it, or go with the flow. Last week I recognized that it was now the time to shake things up, dust things off.
One of the nudges I had was about my website – that I needed a whole new energy. As I looked through the list of domain names I’d registered** one struck me. It wasn’t just the name. It was more like I was getting a command: Love Being You! It’s what you are supposed to do.
Since then, I’ve felt a completely renewed enthusiasm! I’d learned over the years to appreciate some of my good qualities. I’ve talked with wonderful healers, therapists, coaches, and friends who reflected back to me love, respect, caring.
But having the sense of being commanded to love being you was entirely different. It was as if I was being told, yeah, you’re flawed, but get over it. Love all the good things about who you are. Let those shine. Laugh at your quirks. Get thankful about who you are. Love the woman God created you to be…flaws and all.
Life’ll go a lot better.
** When I was first starting in business, a coaching guru said that if you found a great domain name, you should GRAB it. I have found a bunch, usually letting them go when their renewal comes up.