I am curious.
I am safe.
I am open.
I am learning.
I am relaxed.
I am enjoying this.
I am healthy.
I am precise.
I am complete.
I am real.
I am generous.
I am brave.
I am plenty.
I am wise.
I am love.
I am new.
I am ready.
I am sovereign.
I am free.
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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. ✍🏾