We are human becomings

ChrysalisThink back through your life. At the age of 16 you were not the same person as you were when you were six. Nor were you the same at 16 as you were (or will be) at 26, 36, or 66 — though something about us stays the same.

Throughout our lives, in different ways, we are always changing.

We are not simply human beings, we are human becomings.

The person we try to become, the lives we try to lead, and the degree to which we are helped or held back from doing so, are all influenced by the times we happen to have been born into and the cultures of the people around us. If you had been born into a different century, a different country, or even a different family, you would likely see the world differently from the way you do now.

And beneath it all is something more: the essence of the person you are struggling to become. Like a chrysalis somehow knows the butterfly it will become.

We are not just human beings, we are human becomings.

The tools of Inner Leadership can help you to understand this and achieve it in a more focused, conscious way.

Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.

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