Today's lesson was about your name and it made me think about some things:
We are given our names at birth by our parents, sometimes we are named months before we are born, and other times we are named when our parents look into our little faces and say " you look like a ___________" and so it is written and that is your name.
I can remember when I didn't like my name, because it was so common, but then at age 18 I decided that I loved my birth name, I just didn't like it when people shortened it.
My name is Pamela and most people called me Pam.
When I think back, I can remember how powerful I felt when asked "what is your name" and I would say Pamela, very proudly and confidently--the reply would then be can I call you Pam and I would say no I prefer to be called Pamela. There is something about feeling good about you. It is such a powerful force, and yet I have never associated that feeling with feeling good about your name.
One should embrace themselves and love every aspect of yourself and that includes your name, and if by chance you truly don't like your birth given name, change it to something that makes you feel good when you say it and hear it outloud.
Proud to be me