If you haven’t heard that concept before, you might be a little surprised to learn it.
In fact, it’s not an accurate description of who we truly are in the core of our being. However, the person who gets presented externally to others is a reflection upon the internal representation of our self. That ‘image’ which we hold so close to our heart. Let’s cover this in more detail.
How would you describe yourself? Who are you? What defines you?
Ok, let me help you here. Say you think about yourself that you are a smart cookie. Let’s say you think you are very resourceful. Or you think you are too short or too tall for your age. Another perceived ‘fact’ of your persona could be that you are not beautiful enough. Or that you are always clumsy.
All of the above identifiers show in your external behavior. They also come across in your speech. And as energy follows thought this creates your reality.
What we believe about ourselves, who we believe we are, we recreate externally.
And if you want to test it, think about the traits of someone you either like or dislike. What are their qualities? What makes them likeable to you?
What you might have thought someone was, is just who they show you to be.
I will stretch this concept a little further. We only see in others, what we have inside of ourselves.
The true is that if you like a trait in a person, you have the same quality inside of you. What might have happened is that you are unaware of this being your trait.
So, I suggest you bring awareness to what personalities you are drawn to and what you are trying to avoid.
That will be a good indicator of your own internal qualities and dislikes.
The Good Part Being
In reality, we are much more than what we perceive to be. However, to get to a point, when we can actually really change into the person we would admire and would like to become, we need to realize who we are being now. With awareness comes realization and possibility for change.
Becoming the ideal self is a mastery journey. Most of us have some form of unwanted traits, which we mastered unconsciously, during an early form of social conditioning. That is, however, not an excuse for keeping it that way forever. We have the capacity to change. We can become the person we admire.
Becoming aware of our own internal representations, who we PERCEIVE ourselves to be, is a great step forward. Start today. Look inside and realize who you had been thinking you were!
Stretch your imagination to the heights of possibility and design the person you would love being.
The one you are waiting for is you.