I know that regardless of what happens around me, I am still myself.
Everyone I know knows that regardless of what happens around them, they are still themselves.
Everyone I don’t even know on the planet knows that regardless of what happens around them, they are still themselves.
Changes happen all the time, sometimes gently, sometimes abruptly.
When that happens, it is a good time to remember that we each still have the identity that we were given for all time.
We still have our integrity, our honesty, our intelligence.
These give us our approach to life.
We have the deep definition of who we are.
This is what tells us how to respond and what action to take and when to take it.
Circumstances around us never dictate anything.
Our deep identity is what guides us.
Even if we take a wrong step, we can redirect ourselves.
A surprise event can throw us off balance.
We can regain it.
A negative remark can temporarily distract us.
But we return to that deep identity of who we are.
That can never be touched by any outside circumstance.
We bring ourselves back into alignment with who we really are by discarding any thought that took us away.
© 2014 Kathryn Hardage