I am realizing that sometimes the most active thing I can do, is be passive.  My greatest teachers have always influenced me by setting an example.  By being not by telling me how to be.  I have always rebelled when someone tells me what I should do.  I am trying to work with my ears to be able to filter wisdom. But honestly, I like the “I’ll have what she’s having approach”.  When I see a quality in someone that inspires me, I celebrate it and maybe, try it on.  We are only as powerful to others as we are free in ourselves.  That freedom and self-knowledge comes with acceptance to be our imperfect selves