Hi, I'm Ben. I started B is for Being (https://bisforbeing.com
) in 2015 when I realised my authentic self was covered by the belief, "I'm not good enough."
I didn't know it at the time but this belief was responsible for all of the self-denying thoughts, feelings, and actions I'd experienced since I was a child.
Because I wasn't aware of this belief, I assumed I was a person that naturally lacked self-esteem and confidence.
I compensated for this sense of lack by:
- Engaging in people-pleasing behaviour, even at the expense of my own values and well-being.
- Trying to prove my worth to others acquiring external achievements, status, or awards.
These behaviours left me feeling fake, vulnerable and exhausted.
I had no sense of who I was deep inside.
At the age of 27, I reached a breaking point where these behaviours had become dysfunctional and were causing me a lot of mental and emotional pain. So I started paying attention to the negative thoughts and feelings inside me. Each time they came up I would do my best to meet them with compassion and acceptance.
Through this practice, I experienced a dramatic shift in my self-esteem and confidence levels. The limiting belief, "I'm not good enough" had begun to soften. The most surprising part of all was that I was sharing myself authentically with others without even trying!
/// WHAT I DO AT B IS FOR BEING
I created B is for Being to share my experience and help others identify and heal their own limiting beliefs.
- I talk with friends, psychologists, and thought leaders to discover the most effective tools and practices for healing limiting beliefs.
- I make gentle videos for rest and reflection when life feels turbulent.
- I share my limiting beliefs and how I'm moving through the obstacles that come up along the way.
/// THE PROBLEM
At the moment, I can only spend a limited amount of time each week working on B is for Being with the resources I have.
I want to keep doing everything I currently do at B is for Being and I also want to create gentle tools and resources to guide people back to their authentic selves.
In order to do this, I need more time to work on the project.
/// HOW YOU CAN HELP
I've created a Patreon page for people who believe in the work I'm doing and would like to directly support the site's ongoing growth and development.
For those that don't know, Patreon allow fans to directly support the creation of the content they enjoy and value.
100% of the support goes directly toward the development of B is for Being.
It helps cover costs like:
- Podcast hosting
- Site hosting
- Software and theme licenses, etc.
But beyond these expenses, your support is giving me more time to create content for B is for Being! That means I'll be able to produce more podcasts, videos and resources which help people learn how to uncover their authentic selves.
/// THANK YOU
I want to thank you for the time you've taken to read this and considering to support B is for Being.
Your support is helping to spread the message that we are already authentic, whole, and worthy, and the only thing we need to do is identify and heal our limiting beliefs for our authentic selves to shine out!
– Uncovering authentic expression