We all hold different roles in our lives, such as our position on a job, our career, or being a student. In personal life we hold familial roles such a being a son, daughter, mother, father, and so on. We may have authority over others in some of these roles. We all have accomplishments, skills, hobbies, connections with other people through a variety of ways. All contribute to giving our life meaning, purpose, and identity. Key word is “contribute.”
That said, What would happen to you, and in you, if you lost any of these things, or if any were taken from you? What defines who you are?
I used to define myself and my existence, my life, my purpose, by the roles I had, my job, my abilities. However, I was purposeless and drifting even while firmly and actively engaged in the roles I held as a daughter, student, friend, employee, wife, mom. I was defined by what I did, and how well I did it. My life from young on was a relentless cycle of trying to live up to expectations (whether others or my own; whether real or imagined), perfectionism, and the crushing agony of never being “enough”, whatever “enough” was.
People can certainly enjoy life, be successful, be looked up to by others, be moral and honest, be kind and loving and generous to others, or even be outwardly religious and yet, be missing something absolutely critical to life, identity, future. I certainly was missing that critical piece.
And then, something changed. It was the beginning of the end. The end of myself. Radical, life-giving, eternally impacting change. Something so important, so essential…This blog/website exists to help explain it.
Let us start in the most logical place, at the beginning. You have an open door. All are welcome. Please, come on in!