Updated: Aug 9
May 22 is International Being You Day, the brainchild of best-selling author Dr. Dain Heer in 2021. He knew it was time to spread the message of Being You. Also the name of his book.
“There is something so miraculous available when you go beyond society's expectations, beyond your family's expectations and judgments of you, and your expectations and judgments of you. Beyond everything you are thinking you cannot be. Today is an invitation to your exploration,” ‘What if you, truly being you, is all it takes to change everything, your life, everyone around you, and the world?’
Over ten thousand people participated in International Being You Day in 2022. the theme of which created an invitation for people to move away from the comparison trap and judgment as the deciding factors of happiness, and instead empowering them with the tools to experience the joy that comes from being themselves.
This year should attract even more individuals from all over the world, exploring and discovering the gift of their unique differences, the gift of who they are, and what WE ALL are capable of when we tap into the power of being us.
The 2023 theme: Shining a Spotlight on Curiosity, Possibility & Joy
This year’s focus will center around questions to prompt participants to seek out greater possibilities, such as:
“What if now is the time and space to enjoy being us?”
“What if it's time to start liking the person looking back in the mirror?”
“What if today is a new beginning to actually enjoy being alive as you?”
Let's all celebrate our uniqueness and individuality...everyday!
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson