This week’s prompt is “whole” – here goes:
Being a whole person is tough. This morning at my MOPS group we did a personality test and discussion with colors. I noticed that it was very difficult for a lot of us (including me) because the categories used to describe ourselves were limited in the “quiz” and we all thought it was only recognizing “part” of who we are. We like to consider our “whole” selves when looking at our personalities and highlighting only parts makes us anxious. Because we don’t like all the “parts” of ourselves, but when looking holistically, we are more comfortable.
I get it. There are parts of me I would like to forget about. But, when we finished the “quiz” and added up our scores and read the descriptions of what it meant to our personalities, we all agreed it was pretty descriptive. So, what does this mean? It means that all those parts – even the ones we don’t especially like to recognize, make up who we are. And no one likes EVERYTHING about ourselves, but hopefully, we learn to like our WHOLE selves. And unfortunately, we often focus on parts of ourselves and how to get rid of them….our weight. Our lack of organization. Our too rigid organization. Etc, etc. But, I really do think that when we focus on our whole selves, we can start to embrace who we REALLY are. Not who we are in one aspect. That is like saying we are our foot. It is one small part of us, but it is not the whole of us and we have so much more to offer.
So, let’s look at our whole selves and celebrate who we are as whole people. And, let’s do the same for others.