Who do you think you are? Seriously, I’m asking…0
It’s an interesting exercise…an opportunity for a person to look at who they’ve been, who they think they are now, and who they wish they were.
If you take some time and really do this, you’ll notice that “who you are” is not quite as fixed as you might imagine. And if you’re honest, you will see that who you are has evolved as you’ve moved through life, and continues to change according to the circumstances you find yourself in.
You might even notice that you seem to be a number of different people over the course of your day…one minute you’re fully immersed in the role of X, and then BOOM, the situation changes and now you’re playing a totally different role with very different attributes.
And if you keep going, you just might come to the realization that you are not at all who you thought you were.
Which is precisely what needs to happen to find out who you are capable of becoming.
This can be an uncomfortable process.
It’s akin to subjecting your subconscious to a full-scale internal probe and then examining the results with an electron microscope. A deep introspection where a person takes a blisteringly honest, objective and unflinching look at their own inner landscape. The kind of self-examination where you attempt to peer into the hidden recesses of your very soul.
A metaphysical colonoscopy, if you will.
But if you take it seriously, it can be extremely eye-opening. Because it usually turns out that there’s a lot of strange and undigested crap bound up in there. You start to uncover things within your psyche that you have no idea as to how they got there or where they came from. You begin to see that a lot of beliefs and patterns and reactions you thought were “yours” are not really you at all.
And yes, this can seem terrifying. But also exhilarating.
This line of thinking tends to pull apart the threads of one’s self image to reveal that while there are definitely underlying consistencies, “who you are” has infinitely more flexibility, depth and range than you might have assumed.
And more importantly, it opens up the possibility that you might be able to choose who you are instead of finding yourself automatically wedged into roles and reactions you don’t necessarily want, behaving in ways you aren’t particularly jazzed about.
If you’re up to the challenge and stick with it, you will experience fascinating and life-changing insights…
It gives you a glimpse into aspects of yourself that you have denied or disowned.
It helps you rediscover characteristics you know you have, but have set aside.
And it allows you to access talents and abilities you didn’t even know were there.
It’s an opportunity to invite ALL that is within you to come out and play.
It’s about making a commitment to yourself, in order to discover exactly what “yourself” really means.
Seeing what’s been hidden is the first step. It shakes up the status quo and allows things to begin moving.
Things might not change overnight, but the awareness itself acts as a catalyst, working in the background of your subconscious to bring the YOU that you truly are into focus.
And through this new lens, you will begin to see that you are much, much more than you ever dreamed possible.