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Don’t Confuse Having With Being

by Carol

Don’t confuse having less with being less,

having more with being more,

or what you have with who you are.

You are absolutely not what you have. You are who you are because of who you choose to be. To be whoever you are has nothing to do with what you have or have not.

Never identify yourself with your possessions. Don’t let things around you define you.

Instead of polishing the things you own, polish your qualities and values to shine forth. Living true to yourself is more fulfilling than living to show for things. You can never have enough things to show the world who you are. The world will never stop making better, more luxurious, faster, newer, stronger, more expensive things. To keep up with them all is to chase a never-ending lifestyle of things that we won’t have enough space or even energy for.

If you’re tired of all the incessant chasing, perhaps it’s time to stop. To let go. To know yourself for who you really are without all the things you surround yourself with.

Just get to know you, and be you. That is always enough. You don’t have to be enough for everyone. You only need to be enough for yourself. And, only you get to decide how much is enough for yourself.

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