Who are you really?
How do you define yourself?
Lawyer, Banker, Surfer, Artist… Are you your job in every waking breath?
Mother, wife, daughter, husband… Does your role define who you are?
Do you approach things with logic? Are you strong-willed and determined? Is it your personality that tells you who you are?
If we want to get to the bottom of who we really are we must separate ourselves from our conditioning. Distance ourselves from our ideas of how a wife should be or how a lawyer should behave. We have to stop assessing ourselves in relation to others and just be the best version of ourselves. Unapologetically. Unhesitatingly. You are not what you project to the world. You are the way you feel inside.
To understand your true feelings, look for subtle signs and patterns in your behavior.
Ask yourself, do you constantly feel risk-averse – too cautious to take a bold step? What’s stopping you from going after what you want?
Do you feel like your body is not in tandem with your aspirations? That your health keeps acting up every time there’s something very important to you around the corner. Like a big meeting. Or that weekend hiking trip?
Do you feel incomplete? Like everything’s going fine but you are not living fully. That you’re not completely happy?
It doesn’t matter whether you are an introvert or extrovert. Funny or pretty. What matters is whether you are allowing your spirit to truly express itself without trying to confine it within set parameters. In a world, that has raised us to be extremely rational, competitive and determined, when was the last time we really got in touch with our pinity? Our love, our compassion, our creativity, our peace?