Sometimes we find ourselves defining who we are by sticking to one idea. You’re either strong or you’re weak. You’re brave or you’re cowardly. You’re at peace or you’re a mess.
In doing so, we place limits and over time, find ourselves shrinking into a little ball that is no more enlightened than when we were a year or two, even a decade, ago.
One thing to realize that if we don’t have to limit ourselves to being one thing in this life. We can be more than one thing to ourselves. We can be more than one thing to other people.
Embracing the concept of being one whole, with opposing parts, will bring more harmony into our lives more than trying to define ourselves by a single idea.
You can be strong yet soft.
You can be angry yet loving.
You can be independent yet still need support.
You can be brave and yet still feel fear.
You can be hurt yet caring.
You can be suffering and yet find joy.
When you accept that you don’t have to be just one thing, you free yourself from the chains that bind, whether knowingly or unconsciously. Then, you open yourself to the myriads of possibilities the universe has to offer.