The Definition of You

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Today I had an interesting thought. What if I were in the dictionary? I’m not necessarily talking about my name. But, I’m talking about the essence of me and who I am. If I were to be incorporated into the dictionary, what would be found after the title entry?

Would I be described by using events of the past, current events or things to come in the future?

Who am I? What am I? How do I find out?

A popular saying that I often ponder:

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

From this, it would seem that I am what I think I am.

Whether I care to admit it or not, I am continually shaping the person that I am daily turning out to be, by the thoughts that I play over and over in my mind.

My thoughts do not always originate from myself. They can originate from a variety of sources. I hear the thoughts of other people all the time. Without realizing it, I tend to adopt portions of those thoughts as my own.

I can hear thoughts on the TV. Read them in a newspaper or a magazine. I hear them on the radio. I see them in an advertisement. I hear them from my family members and relatives.

(insert your name here):

Noun

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(Fill in the blank with the thoughts you currently tend to replay about yourself.)

How do you feel about the thoughts that you currently have about yourself? Is it a truly accurate definition? Are your thoughts being drowned out or overpowered by the thoughts of others? Do you think you are harsher on yourself than other people would be on you or vice versa?

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