Esse quam videri, to be rather than to seem. Even as a fifth grader, when I first learned of my states motto it came across as profound and simplistic. I decided then it would be something I wanted to live up to and I still do. You see, to be is truth. Why? Because it’s ever present. And truth is ever present.
I rest in knowing that what really matters never changes. This knowledge brings peace and shuns anxiety. It allows me to take you as you are and love you with reckless abandon. It is Love. It is Living. You can’t separate the two.
So join me in letting go. Letting go of the notion that it’s all up to you. Letting go of the lie that many have devised clever and well thought out ways to “make” themselves true. All they have to do is Be and receive. All they have to do is esse quam videri.
As the Omnipresent One stated, I am that I am.