You don't have to identify with what happened to you

We live in a time where a lot of us share our stories with the world. Whether it is through social media or in blogs or through our life’s work we share what happened to us and the lessons we learned. It’s all very Joseph Campbells The hero’s journey-like and I love it. But to a certain point.

We’ve all been through trauma. Big or small. We’ve all had tough patches in our lives, whether self-inflicted or by someone else. We love to analyze it. But at a certain point it doesn’t really matter where you got it. It’s yours now. And you can decide whether you want to identify with it or not.

First, I identified as the sick person. Then I started identifying with the one who overcame. Now I’m tired of identification all together. I’ve healed, I’ve overcome, and I screw up all the time. I stumble and I fall and I get hurt. Neither is my identity. I’m new every moment if I choose to.

Who do you want to be today? How can you consolidate and learn from what you’ve been through and let yourself be whoever you feel like being, today?

With all my love,