Monday, September 26, 2011

We Are So Much More

Searching for who we are.......I will be the first to admit, I struggle with thinking of my self only in terms of what I do.  It is very easy to see our worth only in what we do, after all when we meet someone new, one of the first things most of us ask, "what do you do?"  In the words of one of my friends, "my validation comes from work".
We are not what we do......we are not what we do......we are not what we do.

Begin by letting go of all labels.  Just for a little while, no longer think of yourself as male, female....old, young,
husband, wife....son,,, dad.......then begin to let go of those titles we cling to so passionately......teacher, manager, dancer, singer, artist, soldier, plumber, doctor, lawyer.......breathe a nice deep breath, and continue to let go of labels until there is nothing  left but you.  You, the essence of all that is good, loving and kind, spirit in a human form, created in the creator's imagine, connected by oneness by breath to all living things.  You don't have to do anything.......just be....and know that by just being, you are a miracle.

We are so driven, by those labels......and once we label, then we have to be the very best of what ever label we are wearing at that moment.   I will admit that there have been times in my life when I was so consumed by
my label of what I did, so pushed to be the best, so concerned about validation........that body and soul suffered horribly.  I think it is a very human thing to be that way, but I also think to grow and learn and experience life in its fullest......there are times we have to just be,we have to realize, we are not what we do.
Every once in awhile, strip off the labels, be brave and let them go.

We are not what we do.......we are not what we do........we are not what we do........
We are so much more.


  1. I guess I've been pretty grounded most of my life. Very seldom did I define myself by what I did. Somehow working for the IRS just didn't lend itself to anything I wanted for me. It was a job that gave me a steady paycheck. I am a daughter of my Father in Heaven and also of mortal parents who taught me the value of self through service.

  2. It's quite difficult to let go of every single label and just be. A good exercise.

  3. Letting go of all the labels may be difficult but when we are able to let go we become so much more. We become true to who we are within and maybe will be ready to show some of that inner beauty and strength to the rest of the world.

  4. Excellent post. We are too often defined by what we do and people don't know much about the real "us".

  5. This is a wonderful post to wake up with. It 6am where i am and reading this and sir rick's post today is just wonderful. Something to think and reflect on today.

    Love this!


  6. This post is beautiful. I often feel concern for people who think their life is made by what they do and how much money they earn. I'm becoming your newest follower and I hope you'll follow me.