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all the brokenness, shame, guilt, joy, sorrow, laughter, love, healing
willingness to change, resistance to that change, pride, humiliation
all the humanness, and all the Beauty and Truth that lays at the Center of me. for deep down in every man woman and child is the fundamental idea of GOD.
Genes, ancestry, family of origin, place, generation, chosen family and friends, soul journey companions including this space, unhealed hurts and trauma, innate wisdom and a well of joie de vivre.
Who’s the “who”?
I am a product of my past experience and upbringing who, with age, is beginning to weave in a greater tolerance, empathy and acknowledgment of others.
After more reflection, I would like to share that personally, inside I am still much too much longing for the recognition of my father. The little girl inside who just wants to be loved by a father who taught me to do in order to be worth his appreciation, most probably like in so many other families of this time. It lead me to be able to lead the life I may, and for this I am deeply grateful. Still, the other side of the coin just rises to my awareness and this relates to the love missing in my life. Incredible. It took that long. It needed this question and your all contributions to come to this simple awareness. I will see where it leads to. Opening up to that now. Thank you deeply for this question, dear Gratefulness-team.
I am an outsider which gives me great insights into others, either insiders or outsiders. It’s my superpower.
I was born with a twin brother and so I include that special bond as part of who I am that makes up who I am. I never like to be alone as I had a companion, friend , brother whose heartbeat was in sink with mine. As back in the day before scans the doctor never knew my mother was having twins. The doctor only heard one heartbeat. My dad a doctor and the birthing doctor were totally blown away that their were two babies presenting themselves the day we were born.
What makes you who you are?
I think that above all,
I am a being . . .
it’s very confusing to add in my experiences,
my likes and dislikes,
my attractions and distractions . . .
it seems that they are beads and feathers I’ve gathered along the way.
I don’t know if they will remain completely intact when I die,
but in some way they have affected my path and my essence,
for a lack of a better word . . .
but in the end
I am pure Life,
and I’m not sure what that looks like.
I cling to what I love . . .
the flowers and trees and rocks,
and people and animals and birds . . .
the crystals hanging in my windows,
the stones that line my garden,
my joys, my sorrows,
my love of music and art
and the sensuality of my body . . .
the dappled sunshine through leaves in summer,
the bees buzzing on my echinacaea,
the rain falling on my face
the ocean kissing my toes . . .
all of these I don’t want to lose,
and so I am at a loss for explanation.
I know that my ego
would like to say that I am the person people see in the world,
but I am not my ego,
so what is left . . .
Something to think about . . .
The eloquence of this moved me Sparrow and connects with my own sense of it
it is all a part of the Great Unknowing…
“Who’s the “who”?”
Its from the very core, the stillness, the silence, the infinite possibility. Oh, and morning coffee…
That which I came with and every experience/person I have encountered.
Foremost of all, my family, along with the friends, faith and experiences I have met along my way. The values that I learnt when young, which have enabled me to make the most of these things and give as much back as I receive.
The world around me and my willingness to accept certain people things and situations.
My sense of humor. I love to laugh, and to make others laugh.
My heredity 😐 and my environment 🙃, inextricably intertwined, despite what research you might read about ‘A’% heredity 😐 and ‘(100-A)’% 🙃 environment. There’s no real way to separate the 2 😐🙃, and neither is happening without the influence of the other! 😜😷🙃😊🤗
[There’s a good book by a scientist that supports this; I can find it if anyone wants to know.]
I’d be interested,
Cool, Sparrow – I’ll dig it out tomorrow. It should be in my kindle library
A deep sensitivity juxtaposed with a vastly fun-loving spirit.
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