“Tell us a little about yourself.”
If you’ve ever been to a job interview, you’ve probably been asked this question. If you’re like most people, you dread coming up with the answer. Most of us answer the exact same way. We tell the interviewer about our past jobs, our families, what we like to do with our free time. Is this REALLY who we are? Of course not.
There is nothing wrong with this kind of answer, but these are all surface things. They all deal with form. When you see yourself in terms of form only, your identify is constantly changing. The way you look changes with the passage of time- you get older, fatter, thinner. Most of us will have an average of 7 different careers in our lifetime. Our marital status can change. Our financial status can change. When we associate with ourselves in these terms only, we are constantly having to reinvent ourselves.
So, who am I?
I am just like you. I love. I laugh. I hurt. I work. I want. I struggle. I have completed the “check-list” of things that society told me should bring me happiness and contentment- I completed high school, I went to college, I got married (twice), I have a daughter, I have a successful career, I live in a great neighborhood in a great house, and I’ve done the church thing. However, all of these things, however wonderful, are just form. All of these things will pass away, change, or fade with time. All that truly matters is who I am when I strip away all of these forms.
This is my journey on becoming formless.
Thanks for reading.