Let us begin with a question - a question we have asked many times, yet one that you are now more capable of answering than has been true in the past – who are you?
Perhaps you wonder why we continue to ask this question and why you still do not feel that you have the correct answer. In truth, as you evolve your answer to this question will also. So rather than thinking of this question as an end point, as you have in the past, think of it as a focus point for today – but not necessarily beyond that point.
You no longer need to define yourself for the remainder of your time on earth. Think in terms of how you have been programmed for eons to establish a line of activity based on a few pieces of information. For example, you are to determine what profession you wish to remain in for the rest of your life at the age of 18 or 19 – before you have had most of your major life experiences. Or you are to select your life mate at the young age of 19 or even 30.
For you baby boomers, does the age of 30 not seem fairly young? If not, think back to who you were and what you were focused on at that age; and compare those thoughts to the you of today. Do you now understand how utterly ridiculous is your ongoing need to define yourself based on limited information - even though you may be of the age that society says you should?
Not only can you not define who you are going to be with your current information, throw away any thoughts of ever doing so again. Such parameters merely limit your skills, interests and abilities. Open your mind and heart and allow your being to flow.
What interests you today may hold no interest tomorrow. That is how it should be. Of course, we have used the word ”should”. Please forgive us, but we do not know how to put such a concept into words that you will better understand – so for now, we will use the word “should”. But we digress.
We have long told you that your most direct line to your inner being is to return to the freedoms and joys of your infancy. Infants do not set limits on their joy, their exploration or most of all, their being. Infants are free to be who they are. They do not care if they are dirty, funny, hungry or sad. They just are.
You, on the other hand, establish parameters. “I cannot be tired today because I have a report due.” “I cannot be angry at my child because he is a child.” “I cannot do this because…” “I cannot be this because….” Parameters that limit your exploration of yourself and therefore your being.
Return to the wonderment of childhood. Allow yourself to flow into whatever container you wish to flow. If that container is too small, expand it. If that container is too large, reduce it. And if that container is just right today, but too large tomorrow adjust it accordingly.
There are no longer any rules to your beingness; other than allowing yourself to evolve, grow, expand, change and reduce at the rate and time that is correct for you. Throw away the rule book. Throw away anything that defines who you are - particularly those rules and thoughts that reduce you to a cog in the wheel of society.
You are free. Allow that thought to rattle around in your being. And then, redirect your thoughts and joys into those areas that are right for you today – not those joys that might be right for you tomorrow, next year or in a decade – but are right for you at this moment.
So be it. Amen
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