I am ME!
I am Me. I am not ALL. No country, political party, religious organization, gender, community, culture, legal system, or even family member could tell you who I AM and what I stand for, unless the words describing me are from my own mouth, and even then there are times I’m confused and don’t even know where I stand.
I may live in a country where you don’t believe and/ or understand the methods to the government’s madness, but I don’t personally know any single person who agrees with every choice their country’s government makes, let alone an individual within the government makes. That is not even possible.
I may support a political party that you don’t share beliefs with and/or understand. I also many have refused to tie myself to any political party because neither represents my perspectives of truth on how I see the country uniting. I still have love in my heart and can show you humanity no matter what we disagree on politically, because my political stance doesn’t limit my humanity. It represents my personal perspectives of truth around government/political issues.
I may be apart of a religious organization, spiritual group, or simply not believe in anything spiritual, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have love in my soul and carry similar fears as you. My perspectives of truth differ from many people that I love; yet we still find connection and peace within our differences.
I may identify as a woman, man, or somewhere in-between, but none of that has any bearings on my limitations or my capacity to love, strive, succeed and/or fail at any particular step on my journey—even if it looks different than anything you understand. If you see me, beyond the gender I identify with, you will see loves and fears that could connect us in different ways.
I am me, even within my own family of origin. I have grown to understand that I have to find my own truths in life and my experiences have helped to guide me on what feels right or wrong for me. Each and every family member may have different views, but I don’t love any one of them any less. We still find connection, and if a relationship isn’t a healthy choice to have in my life, just like with anyone else, I can choose to lovingly detach without hate in my heart.
Please, understand that I am human and I will make mistakes because that is how I learn and grow in my humanity. Some mistakes may help me to hit necessary low points, so that I am empowered to make healthy choices in the future. No one action in my life defines who I am. What I do with each choice that I make shows you whether I am a healthy person for you to be around or not, RIGHT NOW.
Every choice you make helps me to decide if you are someone I have space for in my life, whether it be within my inner circle or across the world. If your heart shines through in your actions, I will be attracted to hearing your thoughts whether I have the same perspectives of truth or not. I understand something that I feel is SO True for me may not feel that way to you, and I accept that we will each carry the perspectives of truth that are right for us on our journeys.
I am me simply trying to get to know you—connecting through our humanity. I am me, you are you, and we cannot be defined in any ALL category beyond human.
Break the cycle of separation by committing to see each other for the individuals we each are. Will we do this perfectly? Unless you are a perfect human, I doubt it. I know I won’t, but I am committed to doing my best.
With Love and Gratitude,
A Better Me
Rachael Wolff ©2020
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