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Random Question #5
Who are you? How do you define yourself? Are you who you’re related to? Your career? Your interests? Your quirks?
So… It seems such a simple question. One we would think we face daily. But, in my experience, it’s rare that someone asks it directly.
I unwittingly started therapy this past week. Well, I had intended to start “therapy.” But, specifically massage therapy – not emotional/psychological.
Unsurprisingly, the two go hand in hand.
The leader of my fibromyalgia/chronic pain support group recommended Heaven Sent Medical Services. I went, hoping to get an insurance-covered massage.
Lynn Parker, the nurse practitioner of Heaven Sent, is a wise soul. She has strong intuition and a deep well of empathy. I’ve had a half-dozen therapists in my lifetime. I’ve never felt so comfortable with someone.
And I’ve never cried in a first meeting.
She asked me, “who are you?” She told me to quiet my brain and let my heart speak.
I had no answer. I knew my traumatic past shrank my self-esteem, but I thought I knew who I was – and am.
So, as I ponder this and find myself lacking in all areas of identity, I’ll ask you all –
Who are you?