Identity: Who you are, the sum of your thoughts, words, actions, and attitudes, how people perceive you, even the photo and the stats on your driver's license describe your identity. Only you can be you, better than anyone else can. Some may try to steal it from you, and use it for their gain, but can your essence really ever leave you?
Shift: a change, an about-face, a rearrangement, doing something differently, perhaps finding a new you because you are ready. The unspoken requirement, the necessity here, for starters, is a solid core of self-love. Father Richard Rohr in "Thisness," quoting Alan Wolter, the Franciscan theologian and philosopher, states, "Part of our vocation is to appreciate ourselves as the pearl of great price – because God does."
Pearl or no pearl, perhaps you would like to be a more organized you, a less-of-a-procrastinator you, a non-smoker you, or maybe you'd like less of you in the form of a slimmer-trimmer you. Change can be on the way. It takes a decision, a commitment, strong will, action, and perhaps the most important – doing something different than you have been doing. Not doing anything different, but expecting different results, is what Einstein called the definition of insanity. Mix in some courage, and you could come out a more organized, slimmer-trimmer you.
Unity Spiritual Center of Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road, is offering a unique workshop that helps with desired change, and emphasizes the actions needed to get there. This workshop offers ideas, actions and support. This donation-based workshop, "Identity Shift," requires no pre-registration, and will be held on Sunday, April 15, from 1-3 p.m. Attending the Sunday service on April 15, either at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m., is a good introduction to the workshop.
New and different actions call for a solid action plan. The big question is – are you living the life you want to live? If the answer is yes, you are good, but if the answer is maybe, or if you frown and shake your head this workshop could be just what you are looking for! For more information, call 440-835-0400.
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