Beach Walk 228 OTR – Be True, To You

Echoes of William Shakespeare in my mind today while walking in the arroyo in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For those of you who are new here, I usually walk the beach with my dog Lexi in Hawai’i. But I am on the road traveling for my job, so you get to come along with me! I like to think of Beach Walks as much as an attitude as a place. A place where we explore the edges of the known world, and think differently.

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

– William Shakespeare

Step one in the process naturally is to know thyself, which for some of us is a lifelong activity! In standing by one’s sense of self (or not!), we can find even more of who we are I find. It’s part of the “none of this matters” concept I like to grapple with. I think we can learn something regardless of what road is traveled.

When searching on the quote, I also found this from Steve Pavlina:

… my career is actually to express these inner qualities out into the world. My job is essentially just to be myself.

I like that.

Hawaiian words
Iho: self

Be in Touch!


  1. Nice vlog, rox. Probably because of the change of environment it feels different, more personal.

    I just came from a two day meditation retreat focusing on this idea. What does it mean to be true to me? I am very watery and I often get dispersed in many directions fascinated with whatever catches my eye and mirroring others. I think this flow can be kind of confusing.

    Yet I found sitting still for two days focusing on “What is the most important point?” to be very useful.

  2. Hi Rox

    On the one hand I found yesterday an interesting thought in terms of being willing to look at your own thoughts and perspectives on life and the world around you, and then today’s show, which speaks of being true to yourself. Both are right in their own ways, but I guess its about finding a balance between exploring thoughts vs. being aware that your heart knows the right answers (so be true to it).

    I hope the world is treating you well!


  3. Hi Jen and Matt – it’s lovely to hear from both of you and your insightful comments. And now I am thinking about how thoughts and beliefs are not really who I am – they are more like “outfits” I am wearing for now. The me that is me is not a fixed entity, but a person who is changing response to people and places I experience.