Verse 0.0.7 – the trap of your identity
I am a woman. I am Russian. I am a Jew. I am an American. I am white. I am confused. I am young. I am an executive. I am an artist. I am my work. Russian. I am successful. I am a disappointment to my father. I am hungry. I am in love.
“I am” – any facet of your identity – is a trap.
Each crystalline assertion combines a truth and a lie. Where our identity is a real truth, or an aspirational one, perhaps these lead to our fulfillment. Where they lie perhaps they protect us against dissolution, against hard truths we cannot yet face.
But certainly these truths and lies may fix us in amber, preventing us from finding a new truth, a new opportunity for fulfillment.
Consider removing aspects of your identity. Who do you become then? Are these burdens we carry that having dropped them loose us to soar higher?