Whenever I meet people from the past who I haven’t seen for a while, and they say – “you look amazing…” or “you haven’t changed at all”, I first say “thank you”, but then when they ask me “What’s your secret?” or “It must be your genes..-:) I tell them – “If you only knew how much work I do on myself, and how committed I am to working on my relationship with myself on a daily basis, you’d understand that this is not an accident or a matter of genes. It’s a life practice of breathing love in 2 negative emotions & self doubting thoughts, which alchemically refines the love of your being – that no one else can be better at -:).
This morning, I posted this saying on my Facebook page & received the following reaction – “You can only ever be yourself, even if you’re pretending to be someone else – one of the most annoying and stupid phrases ever “Just be yourself”…
I was startled & wrote back – “I’m startled by your comment…. will practice getting clear….-:)” & then, after practicing the BREAZE, I responded – ” Thanks Augustine, this is an amazing opportunity to stop the vicious cycle of reactivity…. All I heard when I read your comment was that “I was stupid & annoying…” to which I had a ‘suicidal reaction’ -:). In my practice of examining my negative emotional drama – I b r e a t h e d l o v e 2 my own reaction & feel free to be my wonderful Self & shamelessly admire how cute you are -:)
Augustine answered – “Thank you Samuel, I needed to be mindful of my reactions to things – actually I didn’t realize it was you who had posted it and I am having a ‘bad’ morning (which is ok since it’ll pass) so it’s more than understandable that I came across as reactionary and vicious…….xx”
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of the BREAZE