Who Am I?
“Who am I?” is perhaps one of life’s biggest, or at least most frequently asked, questions – one that, at times, may seem bewildering. Personal identity includes the many layers that comprise your authentic self. Together, these layers form the more tangible, human part of your spirituality. Your identity is your vehicle for carrying out your purpose, which you’ll learn more about later in this module.
Being authentic to who you are and connecting with yourself will help guide you on your path to self-discovery and finding meaning in life. But how do you determine who you are, and why is this an important question? What factors come into play when considering this?
Some factors might feel relatively simple. For instance:
- Birth order
It may feel easy to define yourself by straightforward factors like these as well as other categories you consider more fixed. However, this can limit your understanding of the complex person you are.