Every person has their own unique biological identity and each individual also develops their own unique combination of experiences and perceptions about the world. Read more. We have each been designed to constantly learn and grow and to find ways of expressing our own unique identity and potential within a world of others (who are also doing the same). And, just like all other living things, when we are born we are full of a tremendous life energy that wants to develop and grow.
What's tricky is that when we are young we are constantly being told by others what we should do and how we should be (so that we can fit in) so we adopt things that don't really resonate with who we really are. If we do this for too long it makes us feel increasingly unhappy and depressed and as though life has lost it's sense of true purpose and meaning. That's why it's important that the cultures and systems that we live within are aligned with our own values and allow us to be as real and authentic as possible.
Our wellbeing is negatively impacted if we can't be who we truly are
HOW DO YOUR KNOW
YOUR UNIQUE SELF?
What you LOVE
What you are GOOD AT
What you are FULFILLED by
How you RELATE TO OTHERS
In Japan this unique sense of self is known as your 'Ishigai' and in Africa 'Ubuntu' means we only get to know ourselves through our connection with others