Be yourself, they say.
Great advice but, who am I?
Who this self I am supposed to be? How would I know that I am “being myself”?
Because the more I try to define who I am using my thinking mind, the more I wrap myself into a box that gets smaller.
And I can clearly sense that most of me has been left out.
So, you see, there is a problem here.
My mind thinks in shapes and forms, so it is used to set boundaries to divide one thing from the other. To separate me from the others and the world so I can put a label on myself.
The ancient greeks engraved the words γνῶθι σεαυτόν on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.
What they didn’t write is that knowing yourself is a never-ending journey. And that the journey is more important than the destination. It doesn’t matter how many labels and boxes you’ll be able to use to define yourself, as long as you keep exploring.
You are infinite as the universe you hold inside.