Reinventing Yourself

How many times in your life have you reinvented yourself? It is likely much more often than you realize. Every time you adapt to different external circumstances, the changes may be subtle, but you have become a slightly different person. Other times, the change may be dramatic.

Big or small, that’s the whole idea behind living. We are meant to change and grow. Our souls were not born into this life to just take up space.

Sometimes we make a conscious decision to “remodel” ourselves, whether that be through a physical weight change, learning a new skill, buying a new wardrobe to project a different image… You get the idea. Changing something on the outside of ourselves can help us change internally. It’s the “behave as if” concept.

However, often life brings us an external circumstance we were not expecting, which causes us to examine our internal characteristics and values. We can ignore it and stay the same. That’s what our ego wants; it wants stability and what it knows. It doesn’t like unexpected surprises.

But when we are brave enough to go with the change, to grow, then we are fulfilling not the ego’s desire, but rather the soul’s desire.

Have the courage to reinvent yourself, over and over again. When you listen to your heart’s desire, you may be astonished at what is waiting to be discovered inside you, if only you give it a chance.

As for George Bernard Shaw’s quote below, I’d say life is a mix of both. What do you think?

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Reinventing Yourself © Susan L Hart | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy Skitterphoto, Pixabay

7 thoughts on “Reinventing Yourself

    1. Hart Inspirations Post author

      Rosaliene, so true! Humanity has entered a period of time when we are all being forced to examine not just the external, but also the internal. These may feel like difficult times, but great and true change is possible right now, if we choose to rise to the challenge.

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  1. ogaraderrick

    I chose to believe that we are all painters painting on a blank canvas. We decide what our lives should be (painting on the canvas).
    Reinventing is when you decide to work on a new canvas.
    I don’t know if that makes sense.

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    1. Hart Inspirations Post author

      Hi Derrick, it makes a lot of sense, and I think it’s a great way to approach life. One of the challenges of humanity right now is to break out of the mold, “the formula for life”, that is set out for us in society. Our societies are set up to serve the society, and to hold back the creativity of the individual, particularly the creativity of our minds. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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