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Who are you?

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Once at a retreat, we were given a hand-out, the gist of what I'll try to recapture below. (Sure wish I could find the original.)

Who are you?
...I did not ask for your name.
...I did not ask what kind of work you do.
...I did not ask for your age.
...I did not ask what you look like.
...I did not ask for your familial ties.
...I did not ask for your religious beliefs.
Who are you?

The original is much longer. In other words, do you know how to just "be" ? What "things" are you allowing to define you? Are "you" gone when your looks are gone? Are "you" gone when you're out of work?

Just a little nibble food.

"I'm only brave when I have to be." --from the movie "The Lion King"