Life is busy & sometimes we get so caught up in it that we forget who we really are. When we get overwhelmed or we feel like we are in over our heads or that we can’t do anything right; it may feel like you have no idea who you are or where you went…
You may be thinking, well I know who I am–’this is my name’….’this is what I look like’….’this is what I do.’ But even if all those things changed you would still be you, the you that is unchanging. Because you are more than anything external, any label or anything physical. Your true greatness cannot be taken or completely forgotten because it is always a part of you, it is you.
So how do you remember who you are when it seems to be forgotten, when you are lost?
FIRST of all don’t get down on yo’ self!
Everyone at some point on this journey will need to remember who they really are, probably more than once. So don’t get frustrated or sad or dissapointed if you are in that place, you are in good company, we’ve all been there.
SECOND take some time
There can’t be enough said for taking time for you! It is not about being selfish or dumping responsibilities, it is about giving yourself the gift of time, of rejuvenation. Sit down, take a walk, soak in the tub–do something just for you, tap back into your self. Remember the things that make you smile, that make your heart light & do them.
THIRD remember who you are
There are many reasons you are great, the real you that is unchanged. Things like your loyalty, or open heart, or giving spirit. Remember that time you helped a friend, you gave without any need to receive, and you smiled just to smile? Those are the things that remind you who you are, so remember them, embrace them. Write them down, make a list of things that truly make you YOU! And keep that list in a place you can grab it on those days that you need a reminder.
Listen, there is going to be a point in your life where you need to be reminded that you are more than your current circumstances. Maybe it’s when you are feeling very needy in a relationship (know that you are loved), maybe it’s when you made a mistake for the 5th time in one hour (know that you are strong enough to pick yourself up), or maybe it’s when you are floating & searching (know that you are brave & will find your path).
Life is a continuous journey, a search that we are all experiencing together & on that search sometimes you get lost but always know that you can remember your home–YOU, immortal & unchanging.