The random things we do daily often happen without intent.
By the time you realize that they’ve become habits, they have already become part of what you identify with and, therefore, of your decisions how to invest your time and energy.
If that is so, that would be a BIG mistake…that is easy to stop.
All it takes is to add intent to these daily random habits. The instant you do that, you give yourselves the chance to rewrite and rewire your attitudes.
But to begin, you first need to see it.
If you’re anything like the rest of us, that means that in your teenage years you believed the stories told all over the world.
I was like the rest of us myself, hence had no clue whether a story genuinely happened or not doesn’t matter a Dickie bird, that the only thing that matters is that the story is believed.
Well, the least I can say is the times have changed and that much water has gone under the bridge. But what’s told about stories is still the same. Most word-users still don’t have a clue.
”Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school.” – Plato (2,500 years ago)
“When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.” – Paul Simon (40 years ago)
That makes you wonder who’s teaching the storytellers, doesn’t it?
Well, the story not told is…
Who are you?
According to the stories told, you’re probably making everybody else’s mistake. As we speak, you probably link your identity to…
- Your name
- Your looks
- Your religion
- Your nationality
- Your family
- Your work
- Your possessions
- Your reputation
- Your status (“I’m a teenager”, “I’m retired”, “I’m ______)
- Your beliefs
…to name a few.
If you do, that guarantees that your identiy will change as time goes by.
It also ensures that your identity is at risk to get stolen. And that you won’t be pleased when that happens.
I’m not one to make up new opinions…
… all I’m saying is what you ARE, what you DO, and what you HAVE are different stories altogether.
Am also saying that if you’re looking for an identity that lasts forever and a day…
- Forget what you DO
- Forget what you HAVE
…for these things shall change as time goes by.
To give yourself an identity that will last forever, stick to what you ARE.
You ARE 70% water, and 30% fire-air-earth.
The percentages will vary (slightly) between birth and death, but that’s nothing to worry about.
The water, fire, air, and earth that you are made of, are the same elements that the Earth is made of.
How’s that for consistency.
I’m not saying that changes everything. All I’m saying is it will make a BIG difference.
But that’s not all.
Long before you even showed up, these four elements of fire, air, earth, and water have single-handedly, as it were, invented the cells, the plants, the animals, the eyes, the brains, the words, and the word-users from scratch.
Our common ancestor and you are simply the most recent product of what the fire, air, earth and water have invented from scratch, also know as evolution.
Knowing your roots is as good as having them.
Knowing you’re 70% water and 30% fire-air-earth gives you an identity you will never forget.
You will never have an identity crisis again.
I asked an elderly person once what it was like to know that the largest chunk of her life was most likely now behind her. To my surprise, she responded that she had been the same age since her birth, and that the 70 % of water she is made of had always been fresh. She always wondered when she’d get old. She also said her body was ageing and her abilities grew duller as time went on, but the fire, air, earth and water inside never got tired. She changed, but she never grew old.
The next time you meet somebody older, just know they’re made of the same elements as you.
How does it feel being re-minded?
A world of difference
Before I knew that I’m 70% water and 30% fire, air, and earth, I used to change my identity like I changed my underwear.
Now I could be me or I could be an LGBTQIA+, but I and my identity would remain 70% water and 30% fire-air-earth just the same
The sun, the moon, and the stars change genders depending on where you are.
Yet the children get low grades at school for being confused about theirs.
It is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius (2,400 years ago)
You may still have to look up your passport, race, or religion, but to the need to know your identity will be a thing of the past. Imagine the time and energy free for the things that matter.