I am who I Am
So much of our time, energy and attention is wasted trying
to convince other people how wrong they are about us. We
want them to know we are not ignorant, lazy heathens. We want
them to retract the untruth that has been told. We try to
convince them that we have a valid history, a rich culture
and that our ancestors have valuable contributions to the
development of the world. We spend so much time trying to
show them who we are not, we lose sight of who we really are.
It is not our responsibility to prove to people who we are.
Our job and responsibility is to “be.” What you do is proof
of who you are; manifestation is realization. People have a
right to think whatever they choose to think. Just because
they think it does not make it right.
You must live within your sacred truth
So I am not sure who the author of the above write up is but I really like it. How many times have you caught yourself trying to please others only to realize that they will never truly be satisfied with what you are doing or have done? Yeah, I’ve been in that spot and I have been the person that seemed to never be satisfied as well. But when I realized that I cannot make others happy and I can’t expect everyone to make me happy without first making myself happy it was a really freeing experience. Don’t get me wrong I love the feeling of pleasing others or serving others but it cannot consume you. You can never live your life for others. Well I won’t say never you can do it, you just won’t be completely happy. How do you feel when you accomplish something that you truly wanted to do verses something that someone thought that you should accomplish? Do your goals and dreams represent your core and passion or what someone else thinks it should be? The first step in making yourself happy is spending time with yourself and finding out who you are. Keep in mind that this will definitely change as you go through your life. No one should ever stay the same… Your life should always reflect growth. When you stop growing you should be dead (blunt but truth). I believe in order to convince others of who you are is not by speaking it but just living your life according to you and the purpose and passion that God has placed in you. Actions tell more of a story than words do when living your life according to your dreams, goals and purpose. At the end of your life do you want to look back and say I was a great imitation of what they wanted me to be or I was the greatest ME that I could give the world and that is enough for me? Things to think about … Leaving a legacy is something I value in living my life but I don’t want it to be a legacy of imitation and convincing others of what they think I should be. Spend time with yourself developing you and living your life according to your path. Don’t waste time on convincing others of who you are, if they are truly interested they will take the time to watch and get to know you. Live your truth and it will definitely shine. Keep shining people!!!!
Thanks for reading my thoughts.
Previously written on my blog SimplyMyLifeZ on 5/19/14