For starters it takes us well into our midlife to figure out who we are, and that’s just some people, others die without really knowing!
It takes humility, strength, awareness and a good dose of self-introspection to start pealing off the layers of conditioning that we acquire and accumulate from birth.
Then one must dare to be that which you have discovered you are, and this is when only the very courageous achieve it.
At this point you are no longer identifying with your ego; the persona you thought you were is no longer who you are but here comes the next challenge…
All those around you only know the old you and they will resist your change, in part because people dislike change, but also because your transformation challenges their own status quo, and this makes them uncomfortable around you.
Be gentle and patient, give people a chance to accommodate to the new you, but if they still resist and put you down, walk away. Your personal evolution is more important and we all deserve to be loved for who we truly are and not for what others project on us.
The world is transforming because we are transforming. Never underestimate the power that we each have to collectively effect change. Be you and whilst you are at it, try always to be the best version of you.
Remember that at the end of the day, our only legacy in this life is the way we impacted the life of those we touched. Make sure that impact is one of kindness, compassion, courage, light and love. What more can we hope for.