It can be an interesting exercise to write down all the aspects of you that you think you are – father, son, husband, career, body image etc etc. Now what if I took those away. You would still exist but who would you be then? There is still a ‘you’ but who is it, if it is not all these labels that you identify with?
It is very common, at some point in our lives, to have the uneasy feeling of ‘I don’t know who I am anymore’. Along the way, we have got so caught up on the treadmill of life and society’s conditioning that we have lost the connection with our inner selves, one might say ‘our true self’.
So, get a piece of paper, write down who you think you are and then one by one, strike these off and see who you are left with.