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ON BEING YOU
As you focus on and perhaps read and repeat the above invitation for a few times, consider this:
The root of the English word ‘belief’ is a now obsolete word ‘lief’, which meant ‘love’. Shakespeare used this word frequently. Belief without love is not belief at all. It is only a mental game of noughts and crosses.
I am also told (and I stand to be corrected) that the German word “belieben”, which is the immediate root of the English word “believe” does not mean “to believe” but rather “to be-love”.
Suggestion: as you continue to ponder the above phrase, remember that ultimately it is an invitation to love yourself. Because how can you take the risk to “be you” if you don’t love yourself?