On the journey back to self, let’s not confuse the question of “Who am I?” with various versions of “Who am I to…?”
Who am I to ask for a raise?
Who am I to get the bigger piece of cake?
Who am I to deserve an apology?
Who am I to want the best things in life?
Who am I to have this big dream?
And so on.
“Who am I?” is a question that opens up to the idea of all that you are and could be and want to be.
Asking “Who am I to…?” points to versions of you who have had to adopt limiting beliefs and actions as safety mechanisms to survive early on in life. They point to a version of yourself that lives within you and is driving some major thought processes. But she is not who you are. She became who she is in order to protect the real you.
But if we change the words, we may actually get some helpful answers.
Who am I in asking for a raise?
Who am I in getting the bigger piece of cake?
Who I am in deserving an apology?
Who am I in wanting the best things in life?
Who am I in having this big dream?
Who am I?