Remember dictionaries? Let’s suppose for a moment that there was a dictionary of your life. A book of words that described the essence of who you are. What words would be in it?
We don’t often sit and think about who we are at our core, but this exercises forces us to do that. Each word choice should mean something about your life.
Here’s the dictionary of my life:
I see myself as open to the universe, open to new concepts and ideas and in general a more inclusive person that I was as a younger person. Although I was pretty open, then. I’m also open-hearted, which has bitten me in the ass from time to time, but really, along with my sanity, I still think it’s one of my best traits.
I love going into certain unknowns, mostly interior unknowns. Sometimes, learning a new skill can be daunting and I don’t do much of that any more. But I do delve deeply into concepts and bigger issues, especially those that involve spiritual matters. So maybe it would be more accurate to call me a SPIRITUAL EXPLORER.
Bungee-jumping isn’t my thing, but I’ll definitely take some risks in the interests of new experiences. Never physical, always emotional, mental, occupational and spiritual.
Probably the most consistently happy person you’ll meet, that’s me, and it’s regardless of what’s going on in my life. I am a glass-half-full kind of personality. Sure, during hard times I’ve had dark moments, but I spring back quickly. I’m happy.
It’s funny to see that word in the dictionary of my life because I’d never thought of myself in that way when I was younger. But, as it turns out, being a spiritual explorer comes naturally now that I’m closer to the end of this life than ever before.
The surface of things is mildly interesting, but what fascinates me more is what lies beneath.
Yes, I’m guilty of being too much in my head. Been that way ever since I was a little girl. There’s always something going on in there, at every moment.
Cats, dogs–I’ve had them both and love them both. The lowest form of humanity is a person cruel to animals. In fact, I don’t even view them as humanity at all.
If you know me, well, you know this. I’m a sassy girl.
During my career, I was a hard worker. But. Only my closest friends know how lazy I am in my personal life, how I hate doing any kind of housework and that I can sit and watch hours of stupid TV and feel only a little guilty. My motto has always been why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?
To a fault.
These are a few of the key words in the dictionary of my life. How about you? What’s in yours?