Wisdom from Kim Bady

One of the most fundamental questions we’ve all asked at some time in our lives is: who am I?

Unfortunately, so often we look on the outside to find the answer and our self definition, instead of within. The problem with this is that life will inevitably change. Then we are back to the same question: who am I?

With changes in our economy, many people have been asking this big question. Some have had to change careers, some have lost homes, and some have found themselves in a desperate financial crisis. If we define ourselves in terms of what we have, our degrees, our social status and how much money we have in the bank, we are not only devastated with transition, we also lose a sense of self.

So how do we discover who we truly are?

In order to discover who we are, we must remove all the layers and the labels of things that we use to define us. This is done by understanding who we are not. We are not our jobs, our education, our marital status, our money, or our lack of money for that matter.

For the mother who defines herself as mom, what happens to her when the child gets older and the relationship changes from hands on nurturing to hands off nurturing? …Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Kim is an international speaker and author of Authentically Me and Word Power: Positive Affirmations for Children.

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14 comments

Stanley R.
Stanley R3 years ago

We are in truth spiritual beings having a physical experience. We experience our existence through five senses that make our corporeal journey appear to be reality when it in truth it is delusion. What is most compelling is the attachment to the egocentric attachment to things. We lose our connection with ourselves and each other with the innocence of childhood. We are here to love one another and all nature, love brings realization of oneness which is who we are.

Marianne B.
MARIA B3 years ago

good article

Debbie Williamson
Debbie W3 years ago

thank you

Brigitte S.
Brigitte S.3 years ago

thanks for sharing!!

Mary B.
Mary B3 years ago

We can just cut to the core and really understand that 'we' are not our stuff or what we do, but 'who we are' is life force energy' expressing it's self thru our beliefs, and our stuff is just part of what we like while we're being physically manifest.Enjoy being here now, but know that you literally 'can't take it with you.' You can take the memories and insights to add to the cosmic soup, so love who you are as a charished friend, a body, that gives you a temporary home, but live lightly on this finite planet, and treat your host well.

Judy S.
Judy S3 years ago

I love the last sentence: But when you live from Spirit you are not moved, because not only have you discovered your Authentic Self, you've discovered God, for He is within.

This is so true. When you connect with Jesus and are given the Holy spirit, it lights that fire within to know who you truly are in Christ and what you mean to Him. All the things in this world can not compare to knowing Christ. All things will pass away in this world but his love for us and the word of God will not. His promises are true!! How AWESOME is our GOD!!

andrew h.
- -3 years ago

thanks

a positive way to see a common thread between all of us possibly is:

"Demand for Seeing the One Fire Beneath All Soul Flames
by Paramhansa Yogananda

O Eternal Fire, Thou art the
little soul-flames rising
through the burner of cosmic
manifestation.

Each human being is but
one Flame, separate-seeming
from all others, and also from
Thy Universal Source of Power.

Thou dost appear many,
finite, limited, small or large,
but ever divided, shooting
up as separate entities through
the pores of living organisms.
But Thou alone art that one,
eternal flame. All things other
are but Thy multifarious appearances."

http://www.anandaclaritymagazine.com/2008/12/soul-flames/

Sue H.
Sue H3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Vicky P.
Vicky P3 years ago

thanks

Kristine Huff
Kristine H3 years ago

Thank you for your thoughts!