If you were to take apart the person you are right now, take yourself down to your most vulnerable level. The place you work so hard to stay out of… Take everything away, your home, your car, your things, everything but the clothes on your body, who would you be?
Most of us would answer with: Homeless, broke, nothing, nobody…
Lets go with the word- Reborn
We so often hide behind these facades. I’m a lawyer and I am rich, I’m a mother and a wife and I am happy, I’m a college student and working full time, this is my life. Sure, this is life. These are the things that we go through to make ourselves better, to chase our dreams and to support our families. But just because we have a job, just because we have a house and a family or a ton of stuff we spent money on, does not make us who WE really are.
The person you are is deep inside, it’s behind all of those fears, all of the things you have been running from and hiding, the things you have a hard time telling other people, and even a harder time admitting to yourself.
If you take everything away, and just leave you. Who are you? Are you happy with yourself and your life? Your decisions? It’s hard to face yourself, in fact some people go through life never facing the person they are, they say they are happy and content and leave it at that. There are a select few of us who purposely take ourselves to that extreme level of being vulnerable, because we want to make sure that we fully love the person we are underneath all of the stuff and decisions we make.
We can portray ourselves to be whatever we want, especially with technology these days, we can truly hide every bad part of us that we are unhappy about. But why would you want to? Surely this will come back to bite you in the butt? Why not face those fears now, No matter where you are in life. Do what is necessary to dive into yourself and start picking away the things that scare you, and the things that are keeping you from being completely happy, and then when you find them, embrace them, understand them and learn to love them. Because they in fact, make you who you really are.
By doing this you may find a new path in your life, you may open yourself up for more possibilities, and things that you would typically not do if you were scared. You may not even change at all, but just come to a better understanding of yourself as a person.
By finding yourself, you will no longer be scared of the future, because you will have already been happy at your most vulnerable. You will be calmer and more motivated at trying new things, because you already know that the worst that can happen is you fail, which brings you back to the bottom… But you have already been to the bottom, and you were happy, so whats really so bad about it? This is how so many people become so successful. They have a firm understanding of who they are and what they want, because they lived in a vulnerable stage of life that made them grow and face their fears. They refuse to change for anyone and hold strong to their dreams, their motivation and what they love. No matter how many times they have to pick themselves back up.
So tell me, if you took everything away, who would you be?
And why are you not doing everything in your power to be a happier you?