Just as the rainbow is made up of many different colours so to our SELF is really the culmination of a variety of selves for example I am a daughter, sister, friend, neighbour, therapist, human rights advocate, trained mediator, love, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, nature lover, life coach, lover of Creative Arts, and so much more …. How would that read for you? What would your “I am” list be?
There is so much more to us than meets the eye in any one context. Our one context is like taking a closer look at one colour in our rainbow. It is definitely part of us yet just as definitely not all of us. Whenever we over exaggerate any one segment it results in a disproportionate rainbow. Yet we are always moving between the different colours of our rainbow or between the different selves. Sometimes we might run into emotional difficulties when experiences lead us to believe we MUST hide or deny aspects of our self. In such cases those aspects of self continue to impact us unconsciously and sometimes not in the best possible way. For example while I am assertive I can also be stubbornly steadfast being aware allows me to exercise both consciously yet if I accept my assertiveness and not that stubborn steadfast aspect it might arise at inopportune times and wreck havoc for some or all aspects of my self that is my self in different contexts.
So we are really at our absolute best to ourselves and to others when we EMBRACE all aspects of us all of our selves all our traits those we perceive as strengths and those we perceive as weakness. And when this happens others can look upon us and see our beauty more readily reflected just as we are able to enjoy the beauty of the rainbow. We are better able to to shine in our different contexts and to allow each aspect of our self to positively influence our self in another context. Have you seen your rainbow recently?