"The true last unexplored frontier is inner space, of each of us. We start exploring inside and say: "I don't care what I find. Whatever I find will be good, whatever I find will be real and authentic." That's when we really change things." Glenn Beck, on the Tim Ferriss Show (<--- CLICK TO LISTEN).
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The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾