How do these narratives about who we are get created? Think about some of the "In our family we…" statements you might have grown up hearing. And particularly the "you were always the one who…" proclamations.
Parents and other family members often unknowingly help create their children's future identity with these descriptive declarations.
Why do we buy into these descriptions of who we are?
Why not? These are the 'big guys' telling us how it is!
But even more importantly, think about the sponge-like mind of young children.
Picking up information is an important survival mechanism for the young of our species and we are not always able to differentiate between what is objective reality and what are the opinions of others.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
CHANGING OUR STORIES
Answer the following questions as part of your 'personal identity' research:
Fill in the blanks using descriptive adjectives, nouns and verbs:
I am _________
I always __________
I never __________
I can't ___________
I have to __________
How much of this were you told and who told you?
If you had 100% choice which of these attributes would you change?
NOW IMAGINE THAT YOU CAN MAKE THOSE CHANGES…HOW DOES IT FEEL?
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