Sunday, July 1, 2012

We R Who We R: But who R we?

I see a lot of people write in their "About Me's" that they are members of a certain congregation. A lot of the people I follow are LDS. I had to check my own About Me to see if I had written it in or not. I am wondering what it is that makes people feel like they have to include it. What really defines me? Or you?
I've experienced a lot of introspection lately. I actually just looked that up. I wasn't sure it was a word but it's totally what came to my mind. And I'm still not sure I've used it correctly. Anyway, from the same site, this quote: "Plato is thought to have referenced introspection when he asked, "…why should we not calmly and patiently review our own thoughts, and thoroughly examine and see what these appearances in us really are?"

Remember that post I told you not to read? Since then, I've really begun to think about who I am. The whole change in our relationship (mine and David's) has caused me to reflect on a lot of things.

Except it's hard to concentrate and focus when there are 3 kids downstairs screaming about who is the fastest and biggest. Emilee says to Jackson, "it's because I eat carrots. Do you eat carrots?" And Jackson said, "I ate carrots at Londyns party". Thanks Emilee. And thanks Emilee's parents for instilling in her the truth. That carrots make you big and strong.

Anyway, having David actually say outloud that part about our own personal journies has caused me to really reflect on what my journey is.

I realize that I am on my own journey in life and feeling validated in that has given me immense satisfaction. I think that's what I've always wanted from him. For him to understand that that is how I've felt for so long. It has also allowed me to feel at peace about the fact that regardless of my own journey, I'm also on one with him. There are a lot of paths in life. I have my own, the one I'm on with him and the one I'm on with our family. It's kind of great. They are not all the same. And no matter how much you want to disagree, I'm right.

Somewhere they merge but that path is muddy. I think it's supposed to be that way.

Why the crap am I writing about this? I think I veered off my original road for this post. Anyway, defining who we are. A lot of people list the things that they do, as if they are the things that define them. And maybe thats the definition for some people.

So what defines you?

While you are thinking about it, here are some lyrics to inspire you:

Tonight we’re going har har-har ha-ha-hard
Just like the world is our our-our our-our-ours
We’re tearin’ it apart part-part pa-pa-part
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!

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