When asked who you are what comes to your mind? Most people would answer something along these lines:
My name is Reena and I am a yoga teacher, practice Thai yoga massage and am a coach. I also work at Dal Legal Aid as an office manager. I am quite spiritual. I’ve had many ups and down over my life as I am also an alcoholic who has been sober for almost 18 years, have suffered from depression and am a kidney transplant patient. I’m a mother of one girl who is now 27. And on, and on.
Is any of that who I am? Nope!
Those are all things I do, roles I play and experiences I have had. None of which are who i am at the core. So who am I?
Once we get beyond the doing, we boil down to our core. The place where our intentions lie, where our values come out and where our authenticity lives. I am an imperfect person , we all are, and that’s ok. I am passionate, I am truthful, I am peaceful, a communicator, a loving person, etc. None of these ear done perfectly, for sure, but it’s who I am and who I intend to be each day. I have my moments when my communication skills seem a bit lacking, but never intentionally. I have moments when I’m less than honest, but they are few and far between these days as I work on myself and my authenticity. All in all, the items I listed are me, along with others.
In a spiritual level, we can simply say, I am. However, if you’re looking for growth, it’s helpful to go a little bit less deep. It’ difficult for most people to work on such an abstract level.
So, who are you? Have you ever considered it? What are you passionate about? What do you work on in your life? Those questions might help you get to the truth of your core being.