Exercise 5: BE the Light

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Exercise 5 of blog series “BE” is BE the Light.

This is another phrase heard quite often.  I’ve heard it at church, yoga, and social media.

I’ve also seen it as “BE the LITE.”   Is there a difference?

What are your thoughts?


Take time in the next couple weeks to answer these questions in your journal to gain insight into your own thoughts and self.

  1. What does LIGHT mean?  (Feel free to get out the dictionary.)   What about LITE?
  2. If you were BEING the Light/Lite, what would you be doing?  How would another know you were BEING the Light/Lite?
  3. What makes this important…to BE the Light?
  4. Is it a spiritual thing to you?  And if so, in what way?  If it is not a spiritual thing to you, what does it mean to you to BE the Light?
  5. Have you ever met anyone who was BEING the Light/Lite?  What made you think or know this?
  6. What activities do you think would increase BEING the Light?  What activities do you do currently that help you BE the Light?
  7. Is there any activity you’d like to start or increase because it helps you in BEING the Light?

Feel free to share a response to one of the questions above in the comments.

Cheering You on to a Whole Light Heart,

Barbara

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Exercise 4: BE Still

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Exercise 4 of this year’s blog series: BE

Psalm 46:10 (NKJV) says:

Be still, and know that I am God…

I love the directive from God to BE STILL.


Get out your journal and contemplate these questions:

  1. What does it mean to you to BE STILL?  Does it mean to STILL your body or your mind or both?
  2. What would it look like for your body to BE STILL?
  3. What would it look like if your mind was STILL?
  4. What activities do you do to STILL your MIND; to STILL your BODY?
  5. Is it hard for you to BE STILL? Why?
  6. Read these quotes and write out what they are saying to you:
    • All creativity requires some stillness. –Wayne Dyer
    • Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. –Morgan Freeman
    • Being still and doing nothing are two completely different things.  –Jackie Chan
  7. What do you think would happen if your body was STILL? If your mind was STILL?
  8. What can you do in the next couple weeks to BE STILL in body and mind?

Feel free to share what BE STILL means to you in the comments.

Cheering You onto a Whole Stilled Heart,
Barbara

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Exercise 2: BE Real

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A phrase used quite often is “Be Real.”

Sometimes it is said as…

Be Authentic.

Be Your Truth.

What does all that mean?

Does it mean anything goes with how you think and behave?

Does it mean sharing all your feelings, thoughts, problems with others?

We have minds that can be quite imaginative and assumptive. How does one know what is real?

Do you know YOUR truth so you can BE it?


Explore what this mean to you, and discover more of YOUR truth by journaling and contemplating these questions:

  1. What do these statements mean to you; are they the same? (Feel free to get out a dictionary/thesaurus and read definitions and related words.)
  • Be Real.
  • Be Authentic.
  • Be Your Truth.
  1. How do you know when you are being REAL/AUTHENTIC/YOUR TRUTH?  What are you doing?  How are you feeling?
  2. What keeps you from being REAL/AUTHENTIC/YOUR TRUTH?
  3. What activities have helped you discover more about who you are, your realness, your truth, your authenticity?
  4. Are there any areas of your life or roles that you have where you find it hard to be your real/authentic/truthful self?  What makes it hard?
  5. Have you ever discovered YOUR TRUTH changed? If so, where and what happened to make that change?
  6. What do you think you could do in the next couple weeks to BE more REAL/AUTHENTIC/YOUR TRUTH?

Feel free to share some thoughts from one of the questions in the comments.

Cheering You On to a Whole REAL Heart,

Barbara

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This year’s Blog Series:

This year I’ll be posting 25 “BE” journaling and BEing exercises. 

You’ll be challenged to

  • journal,
  • try activities that bring you into the present,
  • contemplate and think differently,
  • grow personally, 
  • increase understanding of who you are,
  • and try different ways of BEING.

Obviously, a journal is strongly encouraged.  When doing the journaling, don’t be too quick to go with your first response.  Keep writing about the questions given.  Set a timer for 1-2 minutes for each question.  The longer you write and contemplate on the questions asked, the more you will gain from the exercise. Think of it as going deeper into your self, into your heart, into your wisdom.

There are no right or wrong answers.   Your journaling may wonder off the questions, that is okay.  You may get humorous or way too serious. Write about the feelings that come up as you answer the questions.  Just write.  

Exercise 1: Just BE…

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Welcome to the 2019 Blog Series, JUST BE…

This year I’ll be posting 25 “BE” journaling and BEing exercises. 

You’ll be challenged to

  • journal,
  • try activities that bring you into the present,
  • contemplate and think differently,
  • grow personally, 
  • increase understanding of who you are,
  • and try different ways of BEING.

Obviously, a journal is strongly encouraged.  When doing the journaling, don’t be too quick to go with your first response.  Keep writing about the questions given.  Set a timer for 1-2 minutes for each question.  The longer you write and contemplate on the questions asked, the more you will gain from the exercise. Think of it as going deeper into your self, into your heart, into your wisdom.

There are no right or wrong answers.   Your journaling may wonder off the questions, that is okay.  You may get humorous or way too serious. Write about the feelings that come up as you answer the questions.  Just write.  


Exercise 1

I have BE sitting on a window sill in my home (picture above). 

My sweet son-in-law asked me,  “Why?”   

“It is a reminder to BE,” I said.

His response, “Oh.”   Not said with much understanding or even a question.   It was like a blank stare.   

I totally get it, as it takes time to understand what it is to BE.


JOURNAL Questions:

  1. What does BE mean?  (Feel free to pull up the dictionary and define it)
  2. What does BE mean to you?
  3. What does someone look like that is JUST BEing?  
  4. If you JUST BE’d, what would you be doing, feeling, thinking?
  5. How would you answer the age-old question, “To BE or not to BE?”
  6. What do you do to just BE?
  7. What could you do in the next couple weeks to just BE?

Review what you wrote and star anything that stands out to you about what you wrote.

Feel free to share your answers to 6 or 7 with others in the comments.

Cheering You on to a Whole BEing Heart,
Barbara

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