Who Are You?
For many of us that remains elusive. Has many answers and layers and for a great proportion of the population, is not important. Because they are so busy in the practical tasks of survival. Seeking or sustaining the vital necessities of life. Work, home, food on the table and paying bills. Attempting to fulfil their roles in life as a parent, partner or as part of their community.
You may consider your work as who you are, or your role in life or culture, race or religion.
However, once you’ve attained the necessities for survival or a comfortable existence, there comes place or space for reflection and choice. How do you want to spend your time or what do you want to experience? What gives you joy?
There is time to look deeper at how you feel, what you think and start to wonder what drives that involuntary flow of impulses within.
This period of life often occurs at crossroads in life when you realise you do have choices and with that comes some feeling of discomfort and many questions.
Are you simply an earth bound creature, fulfilling your survival and biological needs, or a sentient being capable of growth and the ability to create your reality and connect to something more? Then comes the real question, who am I? What is my place in my closest connections, in society, the natural world or beyond? What is beyond anyway?
Choices are a great luxury, because it means you are taking up the reins of your life. However, it is also problematic Because in a choice you have to let something go in choosing the other. Let go of beliefs, familiarity, safety and often people. It is both freeing and has an element of grief and anxiety too. For many, this is too scary and so they hold back. Stay with what is familiar and safe. Watch others move off into other realms. Watch them take steps into the unknown and succeed or fail, but also grow in experience and come into contact with who they are or are becoming.
In my work, it is people who are at crossroads or struggling with existential questions, who reach out for a safe place to explore their inner experiences. Contact their deeper self or essence beyond a range of blocks, feelings or traumas that cloud their vision.
Or alternatively they come with a real and tangible problem that is disturbing them. An issue of feeling , thought or behaviour that is disturbing their lives or relationships and through the process of resolving it, come into contact with the deep parts of who they are. Resulting in growth and or peace.
I too am on a journey of discovery of myself and find its ongoing. A continually changing entity, capable of fluidity and unlimited growth. It has required curiosity and courage in an unfolding journey of connecting with purpose, infused with my responsibilities to those around me and resultant unfolding joy. For me a worthwhile journey of my time in this realm.
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There is no doubt that in seeking help occasionally, we simply acknowledge our complexity and fallibility as normal human beings on our path of growth and discovery. A journey worth taking.