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The big question …

How do you define yourself. The way other people see you, the way you want friends to see who you are, the way you were brought up to think you are or is it simply the way you want to see yourself.

We all carry a backpack filled with thoughts about ourselves, thoughts that were given to us by parents, family, friends, society and the way that was socially accepted at that time. Today science suggests that you are the one you tell yourself you are.

Daily Mail wrote an article telling us that new test backs up theory that the world doesn’t exist until we look at it. According a famous theory in quantum mechanics which argues that a particle’s past behaviour changes based on what we see. Scientists have now performed a new experiment proving this theory to be true on the scale of atoms. Is that thought applicable to how our mind works?

Do consciousness and thought create and change reality? Well, there are scientists who suggest the answer is Yes. You just do a search on the words ‘science reality thoughts’ and you will find tons of articles on the subject.

In order to understand who you are and who you want to be there is required a sense of consciousness. Being conscious abaut your values and to live your life accordingly. Always remember that action speaks louder than words.

Barret Values Centre has an interesting, and free of charge, Personal Value Assessment (PVA). Your values reflect what is important to you. They are a shorthand way of describing your motivations, and together with your beliefs they are the causal actors that drive your decision-making.

Living a life means constant change and adaption. That doesn’t mean your core values have to change. Or they have to because you get to know yourself and life around you better. And wiser.

Yesterday I had a glas of wine at my favourite place Hagabions café. I ended up having a very interesting conversation with a young man, 30 years younger than me, about more or less everything. About life, how we live our lives, what we want. His life evolving wife, house, kids, work. My life evolving being single, grownup kids, planing a trip. He said You are so young in mind and heart, not like other people I know your age. What is your drive?

Curiosity. That’s my drive. The day I stop being curious that will be the day I get old.

Everything takes practice and action speaks louder than words.

1 thought on “The big question …

  1. I agree that we all carry a backpack filled with thoughts about ourselves, thoughts that were given to us by others…. Unfortunately not all know that we’re more than that. Some people just acept that as the big truth. I think we must to take a deep breath and discover who we are by ourselves. We know who we are. Nobody else can know that… We just need to accept that and go on trying to be better day-by-day… And the body’s age has nothing to do with that! Just the brain matters!

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