Behave Yourself.

Behave Yourself

I remember slowly telling my eldest son when he was very young to BEHAVE, and his reply was, ‘I am being HAVE daddy!’

Today, my belief is that many people are too repressed to express themselves because they are overly self-conscious, thinking about what other people think about them and often set about trying to make an impression. Getting focus off self is the only way to be natural and express your true self.

Behave Yourself

First thing in the morning is a good way to start, by standing naked in front of the bathroom mirror and accepting your reflection. Until you can do that and be satisfied with what you see, then being completely at ease in any company will remain a challenge. Doing the best you can with what you’ve got, and covering up of course with suitable clothing, will enable you to face the world and focus on other people.

Worrying about your hair, or if your tie is straight, shoes polished, nails clean and wearing appropriate jewellery is a waste of time once you’re out and about. Meeting and greeting ought to be about having your focus on the other person or people. What other people think about you is really none of your business, and beyond your control. In fact, most people are too concerned worrying what other people think about them to be worrying about you!

Behaving in a natural manner means showing emotion and letting yourself go. Laugh if you’re amused, show excitement if aroused, display passion about your chosen sport. Take a risk that the real you will be acceptable and thus allow people to see behind the mask. Learn to express your feelings in the open and throw off the cloak of fear that holds many people back. Don’t set out to make an impression if you want to be accepted for who you are. The only way for that to happen is to be you and express yourself honestly. Behaving naturally and expressing yourself is the path to heartfelt communication. In fact, communication seldom takes place unless the message comes from the heart.

Behave Yourself.

Free yourself by suspending belief, which will give you the chance to truly experience life. This way, you’ll begin to discover all manner of things about yourself and others. By being you, those in the world around you will feel free to express themselves more completely. You might start the, ‘It’s O.K. to be me’ society.

Getting to know who you really are; what you are capable of and able to do will be revealed when you start behaving naturally in public. Discarding long held beliefs based on upbringing, environment and other people’s influence is a journey well-worth commencing. Give way to the urge to express who you are and how you feel about relationships, finance, spirituality and success. This is the path to happiness because happiness is the way and being happy about the capacity to express exactly what you feel will set you free.

Naturally yours, John.

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