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Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
-- Henry David Thoreau


Thursday, April 24, 2003

Who you are

Who do you think you are? Do you define yourself based on fleeting, superficial things that can be easily lost? As long as you do so, it will be impossible to escape from the fear of losing those things. Because you have made them who you are and the loss of them would be completely devastating.

But who are you, really? And what is truly important to you? Are you your job, or the car you drive, or the neighborhood in which you live, or the next exciting thrill? Or do you see your life, your essence, as something more than those things that can easily come and go?

When what you value most cannot be lost, then you will be free from the fear of losing what truly matters to you. Just imagine how completely liberating that would be. Look beyond the noisy superficial things in life that don’t really matter anyway. Raise your concept of who you are and fear will lose its grip on you.

— Ralph Marston

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