Be Who You Are


I was on a walk today. I was questioning ‘Who am I? How do I want to present myself to the world? Do I want to present myself as a shamaness, as a creatress, as a massage therapist, as a mother, as a skeptic, as a know-it-all?’ None of these rolls, these personalities fit.

Then a voice said to me “Be who you are.” In a moment in time, (a very short moment of time), a quiet space filled the area around me and I felt who I was. I wasn’t one of these personalities. I wasn’t wearing one of these hats. I was just who I am. And it’s so hard to remember.

I don’t know if you were raised like me but I always wanted to be somebody. “Who are you going to be when you grow up? What are you going to be when you grow up? A film star? A musician? A veterinarian? A dancer? A poet? A president?” And it’s only in the silence that you can have a chance to feel who you are. I’m hoping that if I spend more time in the silence then I won’t have to figure it out so much.

What I do know is this, if you’re thinking about it too hard, if it feels like it’s hard to figure out who you are, then you’re off track. You never have to think and figure out who you are. All you have to do is be still for a moment and feel, I don’t even want to say who you are, just feel, nothing, everything. Do that. You don’t even have to be it. You already are it. It is what you are. You don’t have to create anything new. You just have to stop trying to not be who you are.