Friday, October 23, 2009

Defining Who You Are and Who Your Are Not

This picture was taken while my DH and I were in Utah at Dead Horse Point, a Utah State Park.

I selected this photo because it contrasts so well, what you see and what you don't see. This was the beautiful scene I saw looking through a hole in the rock.
"Part of defining who you are, is defining who you are not."
I said this to one of my clients recently and it really hit home for me. And so, I guess, I am quoting myself on this one. :)

As we move through life, our quest is to more clearly define who we are and what our purpose is in this lifetime.

Even though I do believe we are all one (part of the divine universe and an extension of God and God's energy), each day we have the opportunity to carve out our path, by identifying our own personal truth. And, by understanding who we are not, we can better understand who we are...and vice-versa.

What are your thoughts on this and how have you experienced this in your own life?


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Oh, this is a good one. I spent many years pleasing, trying to be what the person in front of me wanted me to be. I had skills -- often I could give them what they wanted. And I felt defective if I couldn't.

But at some point, I became OK with saying, "Nah, that's not me."

I still have a ways to go to break this old pattern, but man, is it liberating to know and assert what I'm not!

Furrow said...

What a great picture! I'm still working on defining who I am, but I'm really good at saying what I'm no, so I'm partway there. I'm working through a process of elimiation.

Furrow said...

My spelling was really bad in that last post. One thing I can say I AM is a good speller. Good proofreader only after I hit send.

Bonnie said...

First of all, I love the picture through the rock!

Defining who we are not is a great way to look at it. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out who I'm supposed to be but as I get older I'm learning to separate who I am and who I am not, and learning that it's okay.

Thanks Sheri, you always give me perspective when I need it most!