Who am I? Why do this to MYSELF? Why do people think that of ME? All questions every person that has walked the Earth has asked. Have you asked these questions? Not being a Doctor, Phycologist or a Councilor, here is my opinion as one who’s mind has not been very cooperative over the years.
In my experiences a mind can be a horrible thing. But if you can control your mind it can become a beautiful thing. The mind separates you into three people that I refer to as ME, MYSELF and I.
Now Me is who people see when they first met ME. The first impression which is others perception of ME. The mind can cause ME to feel self-conscious, fear or aggression to retaliate against those who ME feels is being judgmental or trying to overpower ME. Me can be a very dark. Me needs to be controlled. I do this by not worrying about what ME thinks others think. People will either think ill of you or love you. Cherish the ones that love you and love the ones who ME thinks ill of.
MYSELF, in my mind is the opposite of ME. But MYSELF does have its draw backs. MYSELF if uncontrolled can lead to extremes, such as lack of self-worth to feeling superior to others. MYSELF is the perception of I. The trick is to close the gap between the perceived MYSELF to that of I.
I is the person that GOD wants you to be. That person may be a stay-at-home mother, the President of the United States, or a janitor at the local school. All noble professions in the eyes of GOD. But so many times ME and MYSELF get in the way of GOD’s plan for I. I can find JOY in loving GOD and helping fellow man. The joy and peace I receives from that good work flows down to ME and MYSELF to help bring needed change.
Getting ME and MYSELF to see I as the goal is key. Work toward I with GOD. ME and MYSELF will be the better for it.