“While driving one day, a woman’s attention focused on the license plate of the car ahead. The license read: “B-WHO-UR:’ How can I? she thought. I don’t know who I am!
Some of us may have felt confused when people encouraged us to be ourselves. How could we know ourselves, or be who we are, when, for years, many of us submerged ourselves in the needs of others?
We do have a self. We’re discovering more about ourselves daily. We’re learning we’re deserving of love.
We’re learning to accept ourselves, as we are for the present moment – to accept our feelings, thoughts, flaws, wants, needs, and desires. If our thoughts or feelings are confused, we accept that too. To be who we are means we accept our past our history exactly as is.
To be ourselves means we are entitled to our opinions and beliefs – for the present moment and subject to change. We accept our limitations and our strengths.
To be who we are means we accept our physical selves, as well as our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves, for now. Being who we are in recovery means we take that acceptance one step further. We can appreciate ourselves and our history
Being who we are, loving and accepting ourselves, is not a limiting attitude. Accepting and loving ourselves is how we enable growth and change.
Today, I will be who I am. If I’m not yet certain who I am, I will affirm that I have a right to that exciting discovery.”
-Affirmation by Melody Beattie
I try desperately to remain conscientious of this very task; it is exhausting to try and remember who we have been and feel we are supposed to continue to be for other people while nurturing all that we are and are becoming within….Role strain is the foremost issue in my own world. Thank you for this cosmic 2×4 of a reminder. :)
It is definitely a challenge to do so, but worth it!! You’re very welcome:)
Love your post and couldn’t agree with you more.
Thank you so much!
So, true. Was thinking about something mote to say. But realise it is not necessary. Really good blog by the way.