I am incredibly excited and grateful your path has led you here. Life is magical and your experience of it should be nothing but that.
My mission is to empower you to Be You… to release any self-limiting beliefs and to help you return to your natural core of love, peace, and well-being, so you may experience life from the perspective of your truest self.
I look forward to being a part of your journey, as much as you are part of mine.
Q&A with Chris Cirak
We’re most impactful when our words and actions reflect the obstacles we have overcome and the wounds from which we have healed. That’s why all too often our personal struggles turn into our mission to contribute to the greater good. That’s when we’re authentic and are able to inspire others. It is from this place of authentic connection to self that I felt empowered to write Be You.
I had a very cosmopolitan upbringing, going to international schools, being exposed to many different cultures, and living abroad in my formative years. Being constantly uprooted was a major source of stress for me in my youth, but it also provided contrast, in that I was never indoctrinated into one kind of thinking, culture, and lifestyle.
As a result, I developed a keen interest in understanding what makes us tick as humans. In my ensuing career as a designer and researcher, and later teacher and lecturer, I felt drawn to creating experiences that are joyful, meaningful, and accessible. Because, ultimately, everything we desire is within our reach. In fact, it’s already there. Our mission is to listen to that desire, peel back the layers that are blocking us from realizing it, and live our most authentic life.
Around the time of what is often described as a midlife crisis, I experienced a rather significant shift from the headspace to my heart space. It didn’t come from hitting rock bottom, as is often the case. Rather, my professional and personal life was thriving. Life was very good. But there was a voice inside that grew louder and louder, that demanded that I keep expanding. I think we all have that innate desire for expansion, if only we listen to it. Letting go of the life I had created wasn’t easy – growth never is – but over the next few years, I completely immersed myself in the subject of personal growth, of nurturing my inner life. From that, the greater mission of Be You arose.
It wasn’t a single moment, but there was definitely an initial period of several months of intense soul-searching and self-discovery. And since then, it has continued. It becomes your new normal. The only depends on how much you resist it.
In hindsight, I could never have dreamt up the road that life has taken me down to become the person I am today. And that’s what the book is about. Staying open to all possibilities. Letting life reveal you to yourself. Because that’s what it does. We just have to get out of the way.
In the case of Be You, I had been journaling for a long time before suddenly it became apparent my writing was turning into a book. It was never planned. All the credit goes to the many angels who appeared, helping illuminate my path. So when that time comes for you, embrace it, seek out your truth. It is bound to find you. Because it is you.
I’ve explored every known practice and have followed all the great teachers of our time… Eckhart Tolle, Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Deepak Chopra, Sadhguru, Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, Brian Weiss, as well as some of the great younger voices out there, like Brene Brown, Russell Brand, and Jim Carrey. Too many to mention. Overall, it’s a wonderful time for self-discovery. It’s important to recognize that different things resonate at different times of your journey. No one thing holds your ultimate truth. It’s more like different things hold different parts of your truth.
“Guru” is a heavy-handed word. It’s best to stay away from labels altogether, as they become limitations for our growth. I am a facilitator of self-discovery. We are all already perfect and complete, it’s only how we perceive ourselves that contains flaws and limitations. Most of it comes from the self-judgment we have been imprinted with by our environment, our lineage. My role is simply to help shed the light of awareness onto any self-limiting beliefs so that the person you are designed to be can emerge.
Some of my best life skills have come from learning to navigate corporate environments. I think that’s why I can connect with creatives, as well as MBAs. Ultimately, it’s about connecting with our shared humanity, seeing ourselves for who we truly are.
My talks, retreats, etc provide a safe environment to go within and connect with the person you are meant to be and to develop the tools and insights to take that person back into your life and make changes. Be You is a method you can start implementing immediately to positively impact your life quality on all levels. It doesn’t matter who you are… executive, entrepreneur, stay-at-home parent, or just living your life… all your joy and prosperity flows from your ability to be you.