Do You Really Know The Answer?
Can you answer the question, “Who are you?” without listing your name, what you do for work, where you live, and what you enjoy doing in your leisure time?
Difficult task, right?
“Kevin, why does this even matter?” Okay, okay, let me explain.
You see, if you identify who you are with what you do or what you have or even what label you use to distinguish yourself from your brother (a.k.a. your name), then you don’t get to know the real you.
By using the typical answers to respond to that question, you describe everything that makes up your life EXCEPT who you really are.
Furthermore, most of the typical answers change over time! Even your name can change if you want it to.
You’ve Got To Dig Deeper
So, I ask again…
Who Are You?
If your answers are now, “I am a deep-thinker, I am a change-maker, I am a life-long learner,” then you’re getting closer.
These answers still describe what you do because they are activities. They do play a part in who you are, but they still don’t satisfy the question.
Let me ask one more time…
Who ARE You?
Maybe your answers are now, “I am compassionate, I am funny, I am a good listener” or something similar. Great, now we’re getting somewhere.
These answers go a bit deeper, but they describe qualities of being (hint, hint) rather than getting to the core of who you truly are.
Let’s take it a step further and bring it home.
Who You Really Are
Take a deep breath with me for a moment. Inhaling through your nose…
And exhaling out of your mouth…
What did you just do?
You exercised a natural ability that is available to you based on the vehicle you inhabit to have the experience of being human.
Yes, you are human and you have a body, but you are much more than that.
You are a magnificent spiritual being having a human experience. You are life, you are energy, you are spirit and you are alive.
Breathe that in for a moment… (Feel free to take another deep breath)
Maybe you’ve known this for a little while and maybe this is new to you. Either way, let it sink in a bit deeper today as you read this.
The power of knowing this is immense because knowing who you really are gives you the capacity to change EVERYTHING in your life.
By knowing that you are not your history, you are not your story, you are not your body, you are not your emotions, and you are not your thoughts, you unlock the storehouse of unlimited possibilities that is always within you. Always.
The only reason people do not change their lives is because they relate more with their current circumstances than with the power that is within them to create a new future.
I encourage you to read this post again and again. Let it simmer in your mind and allow it to stir up great thoughts of possibility for your life. You are incredible and when you begin to believe that about yourself, your whole world can change.
I believe in you.
P.S. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friend or loved one. Be a blessing in their life and give them the gift of awareness.