Death & Rebirth of Your Identity: The Process of Evolution
Here’s a simple question you can ask yourself to reveal your current perceived identity that you’re holding onto, which is precisely what you must let go of to advance to your next level.
Whatever goes in the blank below reflects your perceived identity:
“I will do whatever it takes to achieve my goal just don’t ask me to _____ because that’s just not me.”
E.g. in Shrek:
I will do whatever it takes to win the love of the princess just don’t ask me to open myself up to the princess because that’s just not me.
Shrek’s identity = I don’t need anybody; it’s not me with the problem, it’s the world.
E.g. in The Titanic (Rose):
I will do whatever it takes for freedom and adventure just don’t ask me to give up my millionaire husband because that’s just not me.
Rose’s identity = my mother and I can’t survive without a wealthy man to support us.
I will do whatever it takes to achieve my goal just don’t ask me to risk embarrassing myself in front of others or look stupid because that’s just not me.
Identity = I’m smart so I am supposed to know all the answers and therefore not allowed to make mistakes.
We often form our identity to protect ourselves from a deep wound from the past.
This identity “protects” us BUT it also imprisons us.
It has got you where you are today, but it won’t won’t take you where you want to go next.
Death & Rebirth of your identity is the process of your evolution.
Until the final stage where your identity (ego) dissolves completely and you live in the true essence of who you are.
Create a great day today.