What defines us?

What does it mean to be an individual?

Are we to be judged on the color of our skin? the misdeeds of our ancestors? hair? style of dress?

How about the foods we eat or the music we listen to?

What defines us truly?

Most of us go through life merely reacting to whatever our lizard brains throw at us. Consciously attempting to express who we are should be viewed in a positive light as it is our attempt to self reflect and figure out the world around us and who we wish to be within it.

To explore ideas, disassemble them, and come up with new and exciting ways of viewing the world is paramount to a society that wishes to progress and grow. We need to embrace complexity, refrain from putting things and people into little boxes.

But to do all this all of us requires us to be patient. We need to allow people to stumble, to say the wrong thing, to ask uncomfortable questions, to push ourselves to see the person behind the question and not just violently react whenever someone says something we disapprove of.

Social media has created a culture where its cool to start attacking whomever you disagree with without taking a single moment to attempt to understand why a person is saying what they are saying.

We can do better people.

Truth telling

How honest are you willing to be?

One of the most painful experiences can be the telling of our truths as we see them.

Whether it’s telling a friend what we really think of their actions, or letting someone know about the bad things we did, telling the truth can beĀ  amazingly uncomfortable.

But it can also be one of the most liberating moments as well.

Being honest about who we are, what we have done and what we think of others and the world can help you to develop your subconscious mind in a myriad of ways.

We hold things back from others starting at such an early age that it becomes routine to lie and lie some more, and this can chip away slowly at your soul.

Just letting go of those lies and being truthful in your life can alter so many things.

But you just need to take the leap and make that simple choice to be honest.

Truth can set you free.