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Our Inner Self

Written by Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger | May 24, 2012 11:59 PM

Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.

Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.Who are we really? When we sit quietly and peel off the layers of appearances, affectations, habits, intellectual skills, and outward emotions, what's left? Usually, young or old, sophisticated or superficial, we find some inner personal sense of self. Whether a spiritual connection with the world of others or just a memory that we have existed as a unique being since birth and will continue to do so, there's someone there. Our identity, both vulnerable and strong, is what saves us from mental extinction when life knocks us down. It's what makes us honest with others and helps them know and trust us as human, what is loveable and comprehensible within us. Some people refer to this inner being as "the child within."

Get to know your real self. Don't fool yourself by the drama around you and how you participate in it. Don't fool yourself into believing you are just who you try to project to others you are, especially when you are trying to impress. Embrace your weaknesses, your faults, your failures, forgive yourself, care for yourself and make honest efforts to improve without fakery. Take pride in your strengths without elevating yourself above others. Don't be afraid to be average in some ways. Don't be afraid to fit in or to be different. You are not an image. You are a fellow human being and in need of the understanding of other human beings. But they can't understand you, if you don't.

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