Friday, February 19, 2010

back to identity pt. 1



I will try to be succinct... so know that I know- there is a lot to be said about this but I am intentional in the brevity because my purpose is to provoke thought and raise my own awareness more than it is to be exhaustive on any given subject.
One thought I am having about my true identity is to be clear about what it is NOT.



I know this intellectually but I am wanting to be sure that under the surface I am solid in this truth.



That being...



I am not the sum total of my experiences.

Meaning - what has or has not happened to me.



I am not the sum total of my accomplishments. They are isolated moments in time, both victories and failures. ( Thank God.)



I am not the sum total of my intellectual understanding - my emotional state - or my mental well being. This can change with my waste line... or if my shoes are too tight, my blood sugar level and even changing weather patterns.



I am not what any given group or individual defines me as...for they are only seeing through dimly lit glass...



I am aware when I see others wearing a mask defined by any of these variables... or a good blend of them.




A mask is meant to shield -or- project an image that is not authentic or based on reality. It is based on a desired perception. When I observe this on someone I am reminded tocheck myself...am I being "naked and unashamed?" or am I "working at it?"
I believe with all my heart that we are intended to be living free in who we were created -and our challenge is to not let circumstances/events/ individuals have too large of say in who we are-really.
They are all treasures themselves but not meant to be defining our hearts. They are only meant to be fleeting blessings like light on a lake, beautiful but elusive. Or like a fog that is evident and then gone.

What I think is shaping up here is the only true part of our identity is that which is eternal not temporal...

hmmmmm.

Happy day.



2 comments:

  1. THE LAST PART SAID IT ALL... THE PART OF OUR IDENTITIY IS THAT IS WHICH IS ETERNAL NOT TEMPORAL... THANK YOU!! I LIKE YOUR FRIDAY POST!

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  2. Thank you for your sole comment. This is in
    fact my heart... for all of us to grasp what is eternal and know that our foolishness is not terminal... xo sister.

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