Who Are You?
I could answer that question in many ways. I’m an extremely proud aunt, an ENFJ, a writer, a Capricorn, a native Californian, a music lover, a member of Generation X, a Reiki master, a bird owner… so many things. I’m sure you could answer the question in just as many, if not more, ways.
But as I mentioned previously, we are so much more than our roles, our names, and what we do. Who we are is comprised of so much. Why is it, then, that we can let what we do feel like it’s who we are, and we end up tangled up—or worse, lost in—it sometimes?
To do less and be more, we need to give more importance to who we are outside of and beyond what we do. It’s easy to get caught up in “being” an employee or “being” a mom, and those are very important. But what’s even more important is to be able to set aside pressing deadlines at work or activities at home and make time to be who we truly are. In those moments of stillness and clarity, whether we’re meditating or sharing a great conversation with a friend, we transcend our roles and our routines to be more in touch with our true selves. And when we have that perspective, that clarity, it means we’re able to be more centered in our authentic selves and give more to those roles and routines without letting them define us.
How do you gain that clarity and perspective? How do you set aside what you do to get really clear on who you are? Leave a comment to share and help us all learn and grow from your wisdom.