Who am I?
I’ve been asking myself this question for a while now.
It generally pops into my head unexpectedly and I think for a moment, hmmmm.
… nope, not today, don’t know the answer…
… and quickly shove it back into the depths.
Maybe you’ve been at this point as well.
Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who know without a doubt, who you are.
I know without a doubt that I am confused… scared… afraid…
Afraid to change, afraid to forge my own path, afraid to ask the questions that need asking, afraid to answer them or seek the answers.
I am fearful.
Why am I fearful?
Because life is uncertainty. It is a series of risks we take in hopes of finding the path to fulfillment…And that’s scary.
What if I’m wrong?
What if I’m right?
What if I don’t have the answers?
What difference does it make?
I challenge myself and those reading this, to figure it out, to take that leap into the unknown to ask the great question “Who am I?”, to find the answer and create that person.
CREATE that person.
Stop wasting your life “searching”…
You ARE that person. Make that person who YOU want to be… AWESOME.
Let’s all try this activity at some point this weekend.
First collect a few things for your adventure :
A water bottle
An empty journal or piece of paper.
A non erasable writing implement
Yourself in comfortable clothing.
Now let’s get started.
Find a quiet spot to visit, where you can be uninterrupted for 30 minutes at least.
Lay out your blanket and set out your supplies near you.
Lay down on the blanket, flat.
Close your eyes and start focusing on your breathing.
4 count inhale through your nose
8 count exhale through the nose
Complete that exercise 5 times or until you feel a sense of calm if it seems you are enjoying it.
Return to natural breathing.
Keep your focus on the present, your breathing.
If you feel your mind wandering, gently guide it back to your breathing.
Continue this exercise for at least approximately 5 minutes or until your mind is able to stay focused on your breathing with minimal guidance.
Slowly open your eyes and sit up, staying focused on breathing still.
Take a sip of water and eat a little snack.
Open the journal or get paper, and pick up pen. (still focused on breath)
Now ask yourself this question: (outloud if you like)
Who am I?
We write down the things that flow into your mind. Do not discriminate or judge, just write.
Even if the words make no sense or seem unconnected. Focus on the question. Keep writing until you’ve exhausted the answers.
See you next time…
Have a beautiful day!