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You Are Bigger Than Your Story

Cory Muscara



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You Are Bigger Than Your Story

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about the limitations

of adopting and identity.

Now, we all have different identities

that we connect to in our life.

This could be the identity of, of our

race, our profession, identity of a

parent, a child, or some sort of label

that we put on ourselves that might

reflect a certain role we play in the

world or a certain feature of ourselves.

But something interesting can happen when

we get overly identified with an identity

or take it as the wholeness of who we are.

We let it to define more aspects

of ourselves than maybe the

one aspect of ourselves that

it was intended to identify.

And the reality is there's, there's

no single identity that could

possibly capture the depth, the

complexity and nuance of who you are.

Your story, and, and these labels

can be important, but who you

are truly is way bigger than

these ideas and these narratives.

And so I think it's something important to

consider as you think about the different

identities you hold for yourself.

How do they serve you?

How do they maybe connect you to

others or to different communities

or to colleagues or to your family?

And in that way, I think there can be

something quite healing and empowering

around owning a particular identity.

At the same time, where might holding

onto this identity get in the way of

a larger sense of who you are or who

you want to connect to yourself as?

When you sit in the stillness of your

mind, close your eyes and you notice the

thoughts moving through, you see that

there's no label for what's arising.

All of that is something

that we, we layer on.

And so it's something to continue

to explore in your own life.

What is it like to own a

particular identity, to hold an

identity, which does tend to be

important in the relative world?

And what does it look like to relate

to yourself beyond that identity?

Perhaps a more expansive, complex,

nuanced version of yourself.

All something to consider in

your journey of mindfulness.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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