I am: a Woman, Man, Speaker, Artist, Doctor, Accountant, white, black, tall, short, slim, fat, gay, straight, mother, father, son, daughter... and the list of labels we attribute to how we identify with 'self' continues.
But is that who we really are?
Since the beginning of mankind we've been asking ourselves, who are we really?
What makes us who we are? Is it what we do, how we look or what we say?
Personally, I think we are far more than the trappings of how we choose to show up in the world, how we DO who we are.
In the short video 'Self-Knowledge' below, I've narrated and produced an excerpt from 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran that speaks of exactly that - the journey back to self.
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To your highest and best,
AND a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.
And he answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s
You would know in words that which you have always
known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your
And it is well you should. The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure; And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.