This Is Who I Am
Human misery must somewhere have a stop:
There is no wind that always blows a storm.
It’s easy to think we’ll always be in the same boat, that our characters are fixed, our habits unalterable. “This is who I am. You can take me or leave me.” I know that when I find myself saying similar words to myself or thinking in this way, I often mean, “When you know who I really am, you will leave me.” No one is predestined to be a certain person or to behave in a particular way.
No one stops growing and changing either. We have to have faith in the immense possibilities of movement and growth. Life itself is more than winds and storms. It can be calm, changeable, hot, dry, mellow, promising, gloomy, bright, serene and even phenomenal!
We can match life’s immense diversity of moods. We are a part of life; part of all this wondrous change and diversity and if we are not afraid to let ourselves go a bit, we can be as variable and flexible as life itself.
- Letter: My Life in Therapy (nytimes.com)
- Friends share personal details to strengthen relationships in United States, but not in Japan, study finds (sciencedaily.com)
- If-then plans help protect us from the ‘to hell with it’ effect (bps-research-digest.blogspot.com)
Posted on November 15, 2010, in About Me, Addiction, Awareness, Change, Friendships, Life, Life's Lessons, Mental Health, Opinions, Personal Growth, Recovery, Relationships, Self concept, Self Discovery, Self-forgiveness, Self-improvement, Shortcomings, Spirituality and tagged Abandonment, Betrayal, Change, Emotions, Euripides, Express Emotions, Habits, Human misery, Hurt emotions, Hurt feelings, hurtful actions, hurtful acts, Life, Life's Lessons, Loss of friendship, Loss of relationship, mood, Mood swings, moodiness, my own shortcomings, Opinions, Personal Growth, Self-acceptance, Self-awareness, Self-disclosure, Self-improvement, Shortcomings, Spirituality, Take me or leave me, This is who I am, When you know who I am, You will leave me. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.