The most important thing we can ever do to have a happy, fulfilled and peaceful life is to get to know ourselves. So, do you know you?
It’s time we begin connecting with ourselves to finally obtain that inner peace we are looking for everywhere.
When we were little, instead of teaching us how to know ourselves, we were taught how to stop being ourselves in order to please others.
We were, and still are, being asked to stop looking at ourselves and start looking at everyone else for guidance.
This is when things start to go wrong because what should be our strong inner center is now a moving target inside another person, or many. No wonder we can never find peace.
But it doesn't have to be that way. That peace we are looking for everywhere is inside of us. All we need to do is to get to know who we really are and connect with ourselves.
Who you are is not the same as what you are
First, we need to differentiate 'what' we are from 'who' we are.
What you are is mostly titles and physical objects you were born into or that you acquired as you lived:
Make your own list and every time you read a line, imagine it as if a layer is being removed from you. After all the layers are removed, what’s left is who you really are.
Who you really are
Who you really are is that part of you that leaves your body when you cease to exist in this world: your Soul and your Personality.
Soul: is that direct connection with our creator that makes our bodies breathe and function properly. This direct connection also gives us personalized direction in this world -meaning that the direction you receive for your life is not the same direction of your parents or siblings or friends. Each Soul has Its own direction. It's own agenda. It's own purpose. For this same reason is that we cannot follow other peoples directions but our own.
Personality: is that set of traits that serve to differentiate ourselves from each other and allow us to experience this life in a certain way. These traits are a mix of positive, neutral and negative traits.
Are you ready to get to know yourself? Find your set of traits here and write them down in a piece of paper. When you find a trait you resonate with, just write it down and don't try to reason or judge it. Remember that we all have a mix of positive, neutral and negative traits.
Your personality is your flavor added to your actions" -Claudia LeBaron
Personality is also called "ego" and lately there has been a strong urge to get rid of it. But I want you to understand that the ego is not bad, and getting rid of it is impossible because it's a part of you.
In reality what "don't listen to our ego" means is that we should pay attention not to feed the negative traits more than the positive ones.
If you don’t like, honor or accept your personality, you will be having a rough time while in this world. You'll feel like you're fighting against the universe, and that's exactly what you would be doing. You already know that doesn't take you to your inner peace, right?
So, if you want a pleasant and peaceful experience while in this life, learn to enjoy and respect the way you are -your personality, and learn to listen to your inner guidance -your soul.
Now, tell me… have you self-observed yourself enough to recognize who you really are? Have you connected with yourself yet? Do you know who you are?