What is it that we Identify with?
As I might have mentioned twelve times, I have been in the process of shifting from illuminated jules to Identity Yoga. Aside from being immenselyfrustrated with all the brain draining work of transitioning domains, redesigning websites, videos and many other things I am clueless in doing, I have discovered the powerful connection to this one simple word: Identity.
So many challenging things have/are happening out there and it's all too easy to get bogged down. Believe me, I get that. There are some days when over-netflixing and chocolate are necessary.
But on those other days, how do we deal with this identity thingy? Especially when there's a culture out there that thinks more & as fast as possible is the way of being.
No need to read any further if this is your jam. But if you are like me who's thinking there might be....then carry on.
Last few emails, we took a little step back to ask is my job, relationship, education or lack of it, financial status, social media status, my kids, my not having kids, my you fill in the blank, make up all of my identity?
The key question is still which one of these stays the same and what happens to us when they shift? Or change? Or for that matter, disappear entirely?
What's becoming more clear to me is the practice of Identity is a profoundly powerful one if it moves. Meaning, when one of the above scenarios changes, can we roll with it. ?
Got fired? Dumped? Lost all the money honey? Fill in the blank. When something unfair or crappy happens, what will we identify with?
And what about those potholes of life that we keep falling in? You know, the situations that seem to keep showing up like money, relationship or unhappy at work issues?
Could it be, that if we chose to identify with how we are responding to those holes, things might get a little better? Even transform?
As my own Identity is still blurry in these nutty times, I am recognizing the power of pause- In the pause there's a letting it be. When letting it be, there's a chance to let go. And finally, if we are strong enough to surrender, there's nuthin left but potential and we can decide what to let in.
What to identify with. Indeed a practice that gets the Self aligned. Yes to that.