Thought for Today – You are not the same person …

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.

Steven Spielberg

Do you every look back at your life and feel you don’t recognize that person – even though it was your own life?

What do you think, comment below.

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  1. This is an interesting thought, Bella. I don’t think I’ve changed that much throughout my life. I’ve just become more sophisticated about how I do things. I’ve always been an empath and gave one of my favourite dolls to the gardener’s daughter when I was 6 years old [my mom was furious as it was an imported doll from England]. I’ve always worked a lot, either at hobbies or studies, and I’ve always read and written bits and pieces. I sometimes look back and am surprised at how little I seem to have changed over the years. I think I even look more or less the same. You can look at my pictures as a child and still know it’s me.

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    • Being more sophisticated is a major change.

      For me I have changed so much. But, I guess that bits that are core are core, I am very caring, organised and tenacious. But as I child I was shy and I pushed through that. Still I have moments. I was always feeling people are better than me for ages, but as I grew my comfort circle and forced myself to do stuff , I know better. I will always be a bit shy and lack a bit of confidence, but I will always face it too. I have excelled at my work places, and other parts of life. And now my life is so different I don’t recognise the Bella that worked from 6am to 11pm months on end on projects, worked with international colleagues. Created so many business solutions. Even the bits public facing charity work I did. I worked m- f , did charity work sat. When went part time after a break, and did charity work Tuesday and Thursday with mum. Now I don’t work only charity volunteer Tuesday and Thursday with mum. I have become the mum.. of mum. Mum is still well and can do stuff, but it hard for her due to health issues. But she is sharp and mentally strong. Just her body needs more rest and it is okay. I was about 7 when I knew or decided I will always take care of my parents in old age and I do it with love. But, it isn’t easy as well. But mum really is quite fit considering all she has been thru. So I feel very different. But also on a spiritual level I am different and everything else.

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  2. The hopeful assumption is that we are getting better as we change in life. If all our cells turn over every 7 years, it’s amazing that we are even close to our former selves. I almost feel like I am looking at someone else’s life when I look back because most of the heavy emotional attachment I felt at the time has slipped away. I don’t feel the pain and sorrow like I once did. Thanks for dropping by my blog, BTW. I hope you will be back and leave me a comment.

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  3. Interesting thought which I’ll have to pursue more, I think. I sort of see myself as the same soul with different things happening on the surface of my life, affecting me, but the still the same person, trying to express her true self.

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    • Hetty you are absolutely right. Same soul. With different stuff happening to us.

      I guess the way I saw this is, shifts in my thinking and being. As improvements. Same soul but improved or changed. Different things important at different stages of life. Because life now is so different to my 20′, 30″s , 40’s. So different and sometimes I don’t believe my own life and what I have achieved.

      Ps I have posted the first let’s be inspired post featuring a blogger do have a read, it is was before this post.

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    • I agree with you, it is good to look back and see the growth. I think it is important and helpful act of acknowledgement of our life.

      Bits of me are the same, but I think I have changed considerably too. Definitely older. Hopefully wiser.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts always nice to chat.

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  4. Maybe not on a yearly basis, as the margins don’t seem that different but when I look at 3+ years I realise how much I’ve changed.

    I’m grateful for that though, I’d feel like I had wasted my life if I was still pretty similar to who I was 15 years ago.

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