Monday, November 17, 2008

Letting go

Why is it so hard to let go of things? Throughout the stages of our lives, we identify ourselves by the things that we do, rather than who we really are. During our lives we could mistakenly become attached to and identify ourselves as:
A soccer player
A ballet dancer
A senior in high school
A mom
A lawyer
A dad
We will inevitably attach some, if not all, of our self-worth to how well we may or may not do these things. We shouldn't define who we are, based on the things that we do.
An elephant playing soccer is not a soccer player, he’s an elephant. He can only be an elephant. He can play soccer well, or he can play soccer poorly, but how he plays, will never define him as an elephant. We all have something inside that defines us. It tells us what we know to be right and what we know to be wrong. It lets us know when we could be doing more. It’s what makes us feel pride. It's our conscious, our compass, it’s what guides us. Everyone has their own unique compass that will only work for them. Close your mind to what others may think or do and follow your own compass. If you don't, you might spend your life as a soccer playing elephant.

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