As I was enjoying my lunch today listening to ppl in the lunch room talk about nothing. I was flipping through Instagram I came across a post that read “ maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who were meant to be in the first place” . It’s like I was slapped in the face. A light bulb appeared above my head, as my eyebrows raised with excitement. It’s like everything all of a sudden made sense.
Everyone out here has set out to “become” a certain type of person. Whether they’re trying to “become” the next best rapper alive or the next President of the United States. Social media and of course other things have encouraged us to “become” something. We all want to be better ppl in some way or another. Could the fact be that we’re already good ppl, that we already possess the things we are seeking so desperately to have but we can’t see it due to the fact they we’ve “become” so many other things while trying to be what we already are? I know.. that’s a lot to think about.
As I continued to think about it, it made me ask myself am I in a stage of “becoming” or “un-becoming”. I chuckled as I remembered the times in the past I spent “becoming” someone I wasn’t just so I could be the person I had set out in my mind to be. The person I felt I was supposed to be, not necessarily the person I was meant to be. Say what you please but, I feel we all have done it and some ppl are still currently doing it. I remember the exact moment I realized I was “becoming” someone I really wasn’t. it was the exact moment I said to myself “ this is not me” the moment I realized I didn’t want to be anything other than myself.
I realized a couple months ago I had completely “un-become” that person that I thought I was/thought I had to be and suddenly everything seemed to fall into place. The exact moment I decided to just be me, it seemed like I had returned to the basics and everything felt natural. Like this is how it was supposed to be. All things were easy even if they weren’t. No big deal. Take a min and ask yourself , are you “becoming” or “Unbecoming”. I think the fact is you already are who you want to be. You’ll get where you want, and what you want by just being you. Believe in yourself, speak positive. Remember life and death is in the power of the tongue.