Each and every day we make choices and engage in activities that define who we are; we define our value. What we eat, wear, drive, listen to on the radio, and think about matter. What we do matters. How we treat people and how we approach the world ultimately becomes the narrow lens by which the world sees us in return.
I’m not saying it’s right or wrong to drive a gas guzzling muscle car. I’m saying it’s wrong to own the gas guzzling muscle car if you publicly support climate change science and “fight for the environment”. Dressing in expensive clothes is only bad if the truth is that you speak on charity and never donate one dollar. Always live your truth.
Technology makes it rather easy to be whoever it is that you want to be; to express whatever you want to express. Every nuance. Every sound. Every experience. Every emotion. Every whisper.
Our lives, image and our beliefs are rapidly becoming actualized virtual expressions of the self.
Each time you log into social media, you are given a multitude of chances to “create yourself” with each and every keystroke; you define your brand with each statement, click, or like. Never before has it been easier and more dangerous to explore the many options for creating the self.
Make your choices more carefully but do not fear making choices or taking action. Much stress and anxiety will come from constantly worrying about potential failures or what others will think of you.
Many sleepless nights will result from constantly thinking about what “they” will think, what it will cost, how much time it will take or what could possibly go wrong.
The only thing you need to be concerned with is that narrow lens by which the world sees you in return; worry about what could go right.
It’s not your background, your current situation, your past, your truths, or even your experiences that create who you are. You’ve already been doing that.
If you don’t like what you have created, you can start fresh.
There are no rules that state a person must think or stay the same forever.
I will think harder today about the choices that I make and how they reflect who I am as a person
I don’t have to dedicate each moment to strumming harps and feeding the hungry, but I should be mindful of the world around me and understand that I am creating myself within a world that sees a reflection of itself within me. As above, so below.
I am duality. I am choices. I am change. I am.