Most of us have a false sense of identity. We are so much more than we believe ourselves to be. Our limited belief in who we really are is rooted deeply in such a strong habit that we aren't even aware that we've been living with an impoverished identity most of our lives.
We've let the world shape us. We've allowed what happened to us in our childhood form our story. Society has influenced how we define who we are. But we can change that. We don't have to live from a place of fear, uncertainty, hate or shame. We don't have to act from our damaged sense of self. We can let go of labels, of who people in our lives said we are. We can be free of our own beliefs about ourselves. We can shed it all like old skin and step into our glowing identity, whole and free.
We have the ability to change our story at any time. We don't have to do something just because that's what we've always done, because that's what it expected of us. We don't have to believe something about ourselves just because it's all we've ever been told.
Think about all the things you believe about yourself. Are they serving your life? Why do you think those things? Where did they come from? Think about who, what or where your greatest influence comes from. Is it adding to your life in a way that fulfills and propels you? Think about the things you want to believe about yourself. It's time to start believing those very things.
We can change our thought patterns. Don't let the world, your circumstances or even the people you love tell you who you are. Acknowledge your grace, your virtue. Honor your nobility, your worthiness and your dignity. A profound and radical change will happen in your life. Let it.
I am striving every day to live from my highest sense of identity, my full character. It's tough to form new habits, to redirect my thoughts, but I'm always moving forward. What you practice grows stronger. Even if it feels overwhelming or like you're just standing still, don't give up. It will get easier.
I'm always here if you need to talk. We need to stay connected and bring out the best in one another. Each time we honor the good in someone and show them that they're respected and valued it opens up an avenue to their own goodness. It gives them the chance to accept and admire the good inside and work from that place of kindness, that place of goodness. Everyone deserves that chance. We all deserve to be valued.