When one goes through a gigantic, life-altering experience, it has the power to redefine oneself. Yet, do we want to be defined by ONE experience? Even one that has changed our lives and ourselves forevermore?
I can say unequivocally that I do not. It is a slippery slope. It is easy to go down that road and not realize it until you’re already unpacking at a destination you did not plot on your map in the first place.
So how do we go through a Quantum Evolution without the experience delineating our totality, pushing everything else into the shadows? How do we redefine ourselves, without THE experience being THE singular defining factor? Without THE experience becoming THE ONLY face people see?
We need to remember who we ARE. It is because of who we ARE that we were able to plunge forward and put the experience in its place. It is because of our multidimensional inner prowess, we were able to emerge on the other side of the sierras and chasms in victory.
We need return to our preexistent magnificence and reappear stronger and more powerful than conceived possible by our anterior viewfinder. Our courage and vitality elevate us as a Phoenix, soaring through the majestic sky. Our voices harmonize a more euphonic pitch and sweeter melody than ever before.
It is not the experience which defines me. It is ME that defines the experience.
Nancy L. Baskin Michlin, M.Ed., C.H.C
September 29, 2013