Do You Know All Of Who You Are?

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“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than who you are.” ― Master Shifu

When I was asked this question, I felt the old pang in my stomach, because as much as I wanted to answer it as best as I could, I just did not know how to. How can I go on with my life, never knowing who I am or what I was capable of? This would frustrate me because those that I did admire seemed to be so sure of everything that they were capable of. I mean isn’t this what media tells us? How could I ever be anything more if I never knew who I was? As I went on about my days, things started to change though. I realized that I could not find more of who I was in the answers and opinions of others(most of the time I was getting answers from people who say they know themselves, but act in a manner that is quite the opposite). I had to look within myself and I started to see this overwhelming never-ending space of my life thus far. I started to notice all the things that I did admire about myself and that which I did not… I noticed that I strived to be an honourable and honest man so that I can respect myself at the end of each day. I wanted to leave each moment of my life knowing that I acted in a manner that made me proud of myself. I mean how can I expect others to be proud of me unless I was proud of myself, right? Seeing life in this manner has helped me face whatever came my way, because I may not know who I am entirely, but I did realize that at the end of each day is a step closer to who I am as I experience each moment. Each hour, each minute and each second, I discover more of myself…

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The society would never dictate the pace of your life on earth, if you truly know who you are and what you positively stand for.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

What I am trying to convey is that most of us follow this system for most of our lives, living the limits given to us and never truly may know who we are entirely. We live in a box, never thinking outside of it(no matter how much we are inspired to think outside of the box, we are to some extent still in one). Have you never wondered whether you could reach your entire potential? You may never know what you can and cannot do until you do it. I love the quote that says, “If you never ask, it will always be a no”. Which can relate to the fact that if you never try to do anything in your life, you will always think that you can’t. You may die never knowing your potential. Yes, we cannot know everything about our life, but we can discover more as we learn from our experiences. We should not ignore those subtle thoughts that prompt us to be more. The ‘What if?’ or ‘I wonder if’ thoughts are telling you something, be sure to listen else this voice may be drowned by the louder and more doubtful ones…



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René Chunilall

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