The quote today comes from George Bernard Shaw who says “Life isn’t about ‘finding’ yourself. Life is about ‘creating’ yourself.”
I am often reminded how I needed to ‘find’ myself in my early twenties. The problem of course is that when I ‘found’ myself, I didn’t much like who I was and promptly set about changing myself into the kind of person that I wanted to be – thereby ‘creating’ the person that I am today.
As adults, there are very few who can say that they aren’t changing themselves on a daily basis. We all tend to strive to be the best of who we can be, and in doing this we morph into someone quite different to the person who we started out as.
The challenge, as I understand it, is to accept that we are continually creating or even re-creating ourselves as we slowly but surely change, as we grow as individuals.
We often comment, unkindly about superstars such as Madonna, who is continuously re-creating herself, yet this is exactly what it is that we do ourselves.
Perhaps it is time for us to understand and also accept the fact that we are exactly who we created ourselves to be and any change that we make to ourselves is made, by recreating ourselves.