How To Be You (2bU)

How To Be You (2bU)

zara_5th_avenue_nyc.jpgWith my tongue in my cheek, I put together this list of how to be more you. Hope they help!
  1. First of all, admit you are not you: unless of course you are. Then skip this whole thing.
  2. Get introduced: you can't become yourself until you know who the real you is. Hardest part!
  3. Like what you see. No matter how repugnant or glorious the real you seems to you, you're stuck with you, and that's the real thing.
  4. Murder the masks: Detect the masks and say bye-bye to them. Shed no tears. Their death is feigned because they are phantoms.
  5. Don't be dissuaded: Even those closest to you may rebel against your transformation. "I liked the old you!" "Too bad! Buried him yesterday."
  6. Forgive all those who assembled and affirmed the false you for you, including you. They didn't mean it, unless they did.
  7. Use every tool at your disposal to get this job done: dreams, intuitions, heart and brain. Especially your brain. This isn't a hobby! It is 99% demolition work.
  8. Don't get all snobby-spiritual about it. This is every person's project, as naturally necessary as birth.
  9. However, you are transformed by the re-creation of your mind. The Spirit can help.
  10. Fly solo: I can't help you! You have to do this alone.
That's it! Light-hearted, but I think these points are important. So, get to it, and I'll see the real you later. The fine art photograph is the creation of my friend, Mark Hemmings, and it is from his Mannequins series.

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