Who are you–really?

It’s been a few months since I’ve written anything on my blog–it was never very far from my mind, But with my starting OA (Overeater’s Anonymous), my mind has just been elsewhere (which it needed to be), and I didn’t have much to share with the great wide universe in writing–I sure shared a lot emotionally and spiritually. ;o)

We become more certain of ourselves
as our authenticity emerges.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

I was on Facebook yesterday and came across this question from TED’s website, What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it? This got me to thinking, “what am I passionate about?” I did reply to the question–my creativity and learning/self-discovery are the two things that I believe are a part of my everyday life; because that is who I am. I can’t imagine being on this planet and not having those in my life–I just wouldn’t be me, I believe. Now, I know that there’s so much more to me than just these two traits or characteristics, but these are core to who Ceanne really is.

This is what I wrote: ” I first saw this conversation yesterday so have had time to think of what I would answer. I thought my answer would be about my creativity–I love to dabble in a LOT of forms of creativity: crochet, knitting, painting, cross-stitch, decorating, collaging, etc., etc. I spend time in most days doing some form of creativity. My job is very administration based, paperwork, research, etc. and my logical brain needs to do that too…But, the one thing that is constant in my life is learning–whether it be through conversations with others, self-discovery, reading, journalling, education, etc., I LOVE learning. I know I’m on a journey… “

While I was reading other’s posts to the question above, on TED, I came across a quote that I have paraphrased into my own (ie. I “borrowed” it, and changed it, a bit)–What you’re passionate about is not just something you do, or accomplish; it’s about who you really are. And…I thought I’d share with others because I really think this is such an important thing for all of us to know–when we are being truly ourselves, we are living the life we’re “meant” to–living our purpose. And that is not just a great thing for ourselves, but it’s a great thing for the planet too!

What are you passionate about–who are you REALLY?


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