We all identify ourselves by our roles. For example: I am a Mother, I am a Father, I am a Wife, I am a Social Worker, I am an Aunt, I am a Grandparent, I am a Home Owner, etc. At some point we lose who we really are because these roles become our identity……but are they?
What if you woke up tomorrow morning and everything you currently have and are today is no longer there when you wake up. You no longer work at your job. You no longer have children. You no longer are married. You no longer live in a home or an apartment. You no longer have anything you had before. It is only you, there.
What would you do? Where would you go? Would you find yourself trying to get a career in the same field you were in previously or would you try something completely different? Would you buy a house again or rent? Would you get a dog again? Would you still do all those activities you enjoy doing; reading, writing, running, working out, swimming, finishing school, becoming a wife again, becoming a Mother again, etc. What would you do?
If we were completely stripped tomorrow of all of the things that identify us today, who would we be?
Yes, external things do help identify who we are but I believe our true identity is found internally. So many of us find ourselves living a life that we never really wanted to live in the first place. Sure, we don’t think it’s a bad life BUT, it’s not the one we originally set out for. It might be a better life. It might be a worse life. It might just not be the one we imagined. It might be just average.
Let’s get back to our true identity and aim for more of that. There my friends, is where we will find who we really are, what we really enjoy, and what we really want.
Lose your current identity. Are you left with the same person you were before? Are some things the same? Or would you be completely different?
Losing your external identity helps you to gain your internal identity. Sometimes we are doing so much externally that we forget internally who we really are and what makes us really happy.
Just some good old food for thought today friends.
Love & Blessings,
“Good writing succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head.” ~Malcolm Gladwell