It’s a funny thing to consider: can I really be me? Is it okay if I put myself aside for a minute? Are there things in life that can remove my right to be me and make me somehow “less me” or not me at all any more? Sometimes when we are under stress or going through crisis, we can accidentally re-identify ourselves as “less than” or “not what I used to be”. It’s an illusion, but a profound one.
When I was experiencing this myself, certain words from someone woke me up. It was very powerful. I shared this story on World MS Day with Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.