This week was Fashion Week in NYC. A city full of people took a break from their normal lives to focus on what their style statement is, and to determine if their style is representing them the way they want it to. Personally, I love the creativity and artistry of fashion. I also believe in the impact of a style statement. However, our style statement isn’t the only announcement we make when we walk out into the world.
Our thoughts, our presence, and our emotions make an energetic statement about who we are that is felt by everyone around us. This statement makes an impact that is much less transient than our style statement. It affects the way others interact with us, it influences the way we feel about ourselves, and the events we draw into our lives. However, it is more difficult to remain conscious of our energetic statement than it is to choose the color of our jeans.
Bringing your best self into everything you do is a steep challenge. It’s something that you will naturally fall out of and have to consistently re-check. For example, when you find yourself: in a conversation where your body is present, but you’ve mentally checked out; waiting in a long line becoming angry and agitated; maintaining a relationship while simultaneously keeping an eye out for the exit door. At these times the statement you’re making is not an accurate reflection of you really are, or want to be. The results that are created, the energy and reactions that will be reflected back to you, will not be what you want either. Consistently reconnecting inward to consider if the statement you’re making in the moment is your best self, transforms your life from a discovery process into a creation that you can control. In his book Conversations with God, Neal Walsh wrote “There is only one reason to do anything, as a statement to the universe of who you are.”