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7 Ways to Know “Who Am I?”

7 Ways to Know “Who Am I?”

Here are seven ways to help you define who you are.

1. What is your story?
Your story is more than just a list of the events in your life. It is about your self-image, how you see yourself, what shaped your mind, which memories imprinted themselves on you. Taken altogether, your story tells you where you are in the cycle of life.

2. What are your expectations?
Expectations are seeds. Once planted, they manifest into those things we gain from life, or lose. When you become aware of your own expectations, you discover the unspoken limits you have set on yourself. There is a huge difference between those who expect great things and those who don’t.

3. What is your purpose?
This is the meaning you are trying to find. Purpose runs deeper than the superficial things we hope to get, which mostly center on money, possessions, status, and comfort. If you know your purpose, you know the deeper project to which your life is dedicated.

4. What is your destination?
This is about fulfillment. Human goals are endless; they unfold, not like a road that has an end but like a river that flows to join the sea, merging with ever larger possibilities. If you know your destination, you can envision your highest fulfillment.

5. What is your path?
Having identified your purpose and your destination, there must be a way to get there. “Path” has been adopted as a spiritual term, but in fact everyone, spiritual or not, follows certain ways to get where they want to go.

6. Who are your adversaries?
Forward motion is never without obstacles. On your path you will find yourself blocked. At times the adversary is external, but if you examine yourself deeply, you will find it is always internal as well.

7. Who are your allies?
We all bring others with us on our journey. Just as your adversaries did, you may identify these allies as external, but they only reflect your own inner strength, just as an opponent reflects your inner vulnerability.

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Adapted from Life After Death, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006). Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Life After Death, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).

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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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9:30AM PDT on May 11, 2013

thanks for sharing

6:55AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

thanks a lot.

10:48AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

nice guidance

1:34AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012


8:27AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

knowledge is power

8:00AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

great insights-thanks

9:08AM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Lovely thoughts

11:23AM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Great article thanks for sharing

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10:59AM PDT on Sep 14, 2010

This is really interesting. Thanks for posting!

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