You are you

Let me say something.  It doesn’t matter as much about what is on the outside as what is going on inside.  The world doesn’t give you meaning, you give yourself meaning.  You define yourself.  I define myself.

You are not your age. You are not your money.  You are not your weight.  You are not your race, color or creed.  You are not your gender.  You are not your family.  You are not your friends.  You are not your social or monetary class.  You are not your religion or your horoscope.

You are _________________ (Fill in the blank)

It is tempting to look outside of ourselves seeking to define ourselves, searching for definition in any or all of the above.  Nobody is you but you.  Nothing is you but you.  Before you were conceived, there was no you and when you are gone, there never will be again.  This is true even if you believe in reincarnation.  Who you are at any given moment is unique in any of a billion small ways.  Your life, your meaning, your purpose is all for you to decide.  How your day will go is all for you to determine.

Take the reins.  What will you be remembered for?  I will tell you: you will be remembered for being who it is you are, for the uniqueness that you are, for the solidity of your meaning.

Write your own history.

About Nathan

Hi! I am Nathan! So why am I here? That is my main question. I am fascinated by the current wave of science meeting with the philosophical questions throughout history. I am a Taoist and a disorganized dreamer who makes up new words to describe states of being and thought processes. I love to bring to you these simple yet powerful little inspirations and truths. I believe that each one of us is infinitely important and we are all connected. As Carl Sagan put it, “We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” We might be all connected, but you are still you. It is your perceptions that shape your reality. So join me in changing perceptions!

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