Our True Identity
So many of the desions we make are hinged on how we view ourselves. We think we are a certain way, therefore we must act the part--much like in a play.
But who are we really?
There is a quote that I came across when I was 22 yrs. old, I can't remember where I read it, or who said it...but it has stuck with me and has changed the way I see myself and my life.
"Life is not about FINDING yourself, its about CREATING yourself."
I always thought I had to find myself, by experiencing things, life... . But I soon found that some of those experiences left me empty, hollow and unrecognizable even to myself. This quote helped me realize that those experiences were creating something else, someone I didn't know.
So I set to work at creating the person I wanted to be. Then, I found myself again--it was me all along who I wanted to be.
It was in finding myself that I lost myself. It was in loosing myslef to creating, through service, that I found myself again.