I recently read this wonderful book called, Becoming Nicole. It was about a young person’s journey toward realizing the person she was meant to be. Nicole was born Wyatt, but from a very, very young age knew that he was meant to be a girl – that somehow he was not in the body he was meant to be in. Luckily, her parents supported her and helped her realize her identity to becoming Nicole. At age 18, Nicole underwent sex reassignment surgery. I was struck by how fully this young boy knew himself – inside and out. He knew, without a doubt that he was meant to be female, despite what his birth anatomy dictated. As Nicole, she stood fully in herself, never wavering about who she was, even in times of harassment and fear. How remarkable for someone so young to know themselves so deeply.
Within the book was a passage written by Charles Taylor that resonated with me, so I thought I’d share it with you:
“Each of us has an original way of being human: Each person has his or her own “measure.”…There is a certain way of being human that is my way. I am called upon to live my life in this way, and not in imitation of anyone else’s life. But this gives a new importance to being true to myself. If I am not, I miss the point of my life, I miss what being human is for me.”
May you not lose sight of who you are and how you are meant to show up in this world.
Peace, Love, and Bliss,
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