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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

On Being Real.

August 10, 2017

The July/August Daily Word contains a reflection by Gregory Barrette, which talks about how the soul is always in process. He says your soul is not a noun, but a verb; in a sense, it is a conjugation of the verb “to be.”



I have really enjoyed sinking into the images and feelings that come with knowing that I AM pure be-ing.



I love the paradoxes of life (even though sometimes they drive me crazy!). Like the idea that we never actually ARRIVE. We just keep changing and growing.  And yet we DO arrive.  Every moment. We are where we are.



I am.

Being and becoming.

Be-ing in every moment.



Sunday I want to explore these ideas and to take them a step further. My talk is on being real.



St Frances de Sale said, “Be who you are where you are.”



And Nisargadatta Maharaj said, “Don’t pretend to be what you are not, don’t refuse to be what you are.



Authenticity is where it’s at.



Unpack that for fun (and don’t get stuck on ending a sentence with a preposition).







Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.