Finding your Self

Socrates said “Know Thyself”.   There is no one more important to get to know than you.  Who are you, what roles do you play, what do you love, what makes you laugh what makes you cry?  When was the last time you asked yourself those questions?

In life we play many roles, some are chosen, others are placed upon us without our full consent.  In the retreats I conduct I ask participants to list all the many roles they play.  Which roles have the limelight right now and which ones would they like to spend more time with.

What roles do you want to have first on your list?  Some of the roles on my list include woman of faith, wife, daughter, friend, aunt, sister, business owner, writer, consultant, coach, recruiter, walker, boater, sunset lover, traveler, artist and I could go on.  As I write this I see that some of my roles are overpowering a few that I want to resurrect.  I’m going to challenge myself to refocus.

Will you?

I am in the sandwich generation.  Adults who are caring for aging parents, children, working in responsible jobs, managing households, relationships and trying to find time for friends and fun.  What slips first, fun, right?  Then friends?  Then exercise? Then all of a sudden we are wondering where the time has gone and we have lost ourselves to others wants and/or needs.

Today I ask that you think of the roles you play and decide which of them you want to reacquaint yourself with, and then work toward rediscovering a part of yourself that may be yearning for attention.


Post By: Patti Moore

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  1. hey shelly! we’ve takled about it a LOT but i’d really like to get you guys to Braggtown Baptist in Durham. We are right up the street from the rescue mission (i know you had mentioned doing stuff for them in the past) AND just got our brand new sound system. Would love to have you guys. Shoot me an email and lets talk!

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