Who are you sourcing yourself from?
Throughout life, there will be attempts by others to name you. The truth is that no one else can tell you who you are. Leaving the summation of your character, your spiritual identity, to another is, at best, to relegate yourself to acting the part chosen and bestowed on you or, at worst, to risk having none. This life is your journey!
It requires that you name yourself as part of its navigation. As you courageously come to know and trust yourself, you will name and rename yourself with each new inclusion of lessons learned — that’s the beauty of the human experience! As emotionally and spiritually integrated adults, we know that external approval is a lofty goal without sustainable reward.
You know that, when you truly accept yourself, others naturally gravitate towards you who seek the gifts you have to offer.
And those who have no need of our particular soul offering inevitably move beyond our spheres of influence. When we trust ourselves, we trust that the world wants us, is delighted by our presence, laughs with us at our mistakes, helps us when we are down and always, always loves us. Because another’s measure of who you are changes in relation to who they are, it’s best that the acts of self-naming and claiming come from your most trusted ally — you!