Attachment to our problems and/or unwanted circumstances keeps us anchored where we are. We can not move forward when we are living in our past. When our struggles have become what we use to define ourselves we are closed off from receiving healing, help or inspiration. No longer do we see ourselves as whole, but the scar, the struggle, the loss has become the container that holds our identity.
We all know someone from our family, groups of friends or perhaps someone that we encounter that will recite a story as if it happened yesterday. Later you find out that what took place was years in the past. They wear their struggle like a badge of honor. I am a survivor, they will say. Look let me tell my tale of woe. They are not telling their story to enlighten or teach but they offer it as the reason they can’t experience abundance. Why joy is withheld from them. Why success and happiness are for other people, but why it will never be a part of their NOW story.
Nothing defines you unless you make it part of your story. How you see yourself, how you tell your story is what you will become. It is what you are living now.
Do you like the story you tell? Would you like to tell a different one? How would you define yourself if you really had the chance? What do you want people to know about you and what you are becoming? Answer in the comments or use this as a journal prompt. I would love to hear what you have to say.
Who are you really? What would people be surprised to know?