While writing my first post I decided to begin talking about our identity. Have you ever thought about the reality we all are identified as soon as we are born. It is determined if we are male or female, what is our weight, height, length, race, and color. At our arrival the time came to officially announce our legal name. Last chance to decide what we shall call the baby.
When I arrived my parents decided my name would be Brenda Darlene. Of course my last name changed when I was married. For those who are adopted their name may also be changed. There are others who change their name later in life for many reasons. Nevertheless, it is our full name that sets us apart from all others.
We are all unique and have individual personalities, all of which help define who we are. Yet, the identity of each and every one of us that I am referring to is not addressing our physical appearance, age, or race.
I have found in my profession there are many who are fully aware of their name and age yet lost sight of their true sense of identity. When conducting Heart~Mind~ Soul Symposiums I begin the first night introducing the participants to themselves.
We have a tradition when we first meet someone to introduce our self by stating our name. We share a moment of transition, from meeting a total stranger that perhaps may eventually become a life long friend. Yet how many of us who know our name struggle with the reality of knowing or accepting our true identity? I will continue to write about this fascinating subject with the hope we all get new insights about our own identity.