Q&A with Chris Cirak
Interview by Andrea Nara
Q: What inspired you to write Be You?
A: When I was looking for answers in my own journey, there were two things that frustrated me: language and discoverability. First, the language I came across was unfamiliar to me, in some cases even off-putting. It was a real barrier to understanding the wisdom behind it. Secondly, I found it challenging to sift through all the material out there. I would read a whole book or sit through an hour-long video just to find the part that related to me. Be You is written in a way where language doesn’t get in the way of wisdom, and you can easily find whatever topic you’re looking for.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
A: The actual writing took a little over two years, but of course, the author was a lifetime in the making 🙂 In these longer-term projects, you can see all the experiences of your life come together. You realize nothing can be discounted. Everything contributes to your continued growth and blossoming. Naturally, that’s one of the core themes in the book.
Q: What are the key themes of the book?
A: We live in a world that has our utmost well-being at heart, even though sometimes it’s hard to see that’s the case. Be You examines what gets in the way of realizing just how perfect and complete we already are. It takes an in-depth look at the impact of self-limiting beliefs, how to spot them, and how to turn them into opportunities for growth and prosperity.
Q: What do you hope readers come away with?
A: The aim of Be You is to make ancient wisdom more accessible for modern audiences. It breaks down conceptual barriers, helps you gain transformative insights, and empowers you to dramatically improve your quality of life by following a simple, step-by-step approach to reacting less and thriving more.