Just BE

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I don’t worry about being *right* all the time.

I just try to BE.

And that feels right.

Benjamin Dover@quaker4change

 

Benjamin Dover shared this on Twitter and I know you’ll respect that it all belongs to him, thanx. The truth of it resonated soundly with me and halted me in my tracks so fast I had to sort a few things back into their slots and shoeboxes after the sudden stop.

Here’s why: I’m pretty sure some people interpret things I write as proselytizing – selling it – when what I’m really doing is letting you watch the wheels turn while I figure things out for myself. I don’t need YOU to be right according to me, I just need you to let me work out what’s right for ME and then let me BE that. And I don’t want to have to justify it to you after I’ve spent the energy to find my right answer – I want you to do your own work. Don’t come at me without that, and really, just don’t come at me – I’m over here BEING, because I did the work – MINE – that got me to HERE, the place where I can BE. I’m not moving, so if the word WORK is a problem, you’re just gonna have to … DEAL … another way.

I love this – it’s one of the best, in the sense of helpful, enlightening, encouraging, hand-on-a-shoulder things I’ve encountered in a while, which is why I officially plan to stalk Benjamin Dover via Twitter. It’s entirely possible he knows other prime stuff that he puts right out in public, thinking people will possess the integrity to keep hands off…

{I did ask, he just hasn’t responded yet… }

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maureenjenner
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:04:37

    So true. We can’t be right all the time, but while we’re trying to do the right thing, we’re bound to make better choices that ‘feel’ right in the end.

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    • Judy Smith
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:51:22

      And my aim isn’t even rightness in the argumentative sense. Once I feel right in my spirit I’m good with the world and I can do quite well without the badgering, that’s all. I’m so very happy just to BE.

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  2. ozantm
    Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:47:21

    Wow! Running blindly around attempting to absorb his words and put them in my head. Thank you!

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    • Judy Smith
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:54:59

      Yes, very much the same effect they had on me. I’ve had to keep coming back to them over the course of three days, trying to assess why they hit me so hard and rearranged my molecules so undeniably. Still vibrating…

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