Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
      Cover of Conversations with Vincent Van Gogh   Cover of A Psychiatrist Screams   Cover of The Enneagram

Where shall I find my identity?

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 June 2017, 5.59am

Some people look for their true identity.

They talk as if there is something be found, just round the next corner, with a little more striving.

‘One more push!’

But better than such searching in this instant is the letting go.

Do not seek your true identity.

Rather, let go of all that makes you un-free – resistance, rage, anxieties, aggrandisement, fear, image.

This is the better way.

While they pose and strut as our identity, we struggle, for they are imposters, false claimants to our throne.

But when these dull remnants of terror past are gone, kindly released, there you are, as one appearing through a dissolving mist or retreating smoke.

Rather than seek our true selves like some exhausting archaeological dig, daily, we simply note and release all that makes us un-free.

And daily, if only for a moment, as the smoke clears, there you are.

More blog posts  


January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

Click here to follow Simon's blog on RSS

RSS 2.0