Whose life are you Living?
Posted by Second Chance to Live on February 26, 2007
Welcome back. I am glad you are here. Earlier today, I was reminded of an injustice that most of us learned starting at an early age. Society assigns more worth to titles than qualities, to status than value, to position than to kindness. This injustice sets each one of us up to become what I have heard described as a human doing. The underlying motivation is to declare our worth. In essence, we are conditioned to believe that what we do is more important than who we are as individuals.
The pursuit of an identity then becomes a driving force. Once that identity is found, our worth and value unconsciously becomes tied to the functions of that identity. In the event that a person becomes disabled and can no longer function in that identity, they may believe their worth as an individual no longer matters. As a result, they may find themselves becoming increasingly despondent and withdrawn. But there is hope!
If for some reason, you are no longer able to maintain the identity, you or someone else gave you, rejoice. You are not that identity. You are You. Wonderfully you. Revel in that inherent reality! You do not have to be defined by any societal stigma or identity. Follow your heart. Follow your passions. Follow your inspiration. Find out what makes you smile and gives you joy. Learn how to play again and you will find the answers you are seeking. Life is not about fulfilling any identity. It is about living from your unique creative energy and from the hope that resides deep inside your heart. Trust that you are being led by a power greater than yourself. Follow your bliss. You are a Gift to your World!
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