We are lonely and fearful, and so we construct identities around us. But they are illusory. In contrast, when we stop trying to control everything, and just attend, our suffering falls away.
Who are you? You have a name, and so many labels others give you. But, spiritually, you don’t need the labels. Your presence is enough.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
During the pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of our social selves.
Psychologically speaking, what does it mean to ‘find an identity’?
Individuation, in this context, is our ability to forge an identity that is our own, and feels authentic to us. When we grow up in