Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Layers to your Soul

When you try to define yourself; descriptive words like funny, serious or sweet may come to mind.  However we are more than descriptive words, we are souls with layers upon layers of experiences; memories, disappointments and triumphs.     

When I’m around new acquaintances I often wonder which layer of my soul do they see and which one do I project? 

When we are around our closest friends and family what do we project and why? 

When our minds are quiet, what layer do we routinely fall into, rely on?

Which layer do you hope to change in 2012?  






10 comments:

  1. Another meaningful one, TV!...Which layer do I want to change or perhaps shed this 2012? From the top of my head, I want to say I want to change that side that takes myself too seriously. :-)

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  2. We're like onions, with lots of layers, right?!?

    I actually struggle with small talk because I want to really get to know people! But I think people see who I really am, and I can really connect to the people who are like-minded. One thing I could change is to enjoy the process of meeting and greeting, even the small talk! =)

    Happy New Year!

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  3. This post requires a lot of thinking for me. I know what I project when I'm around CERTAIN new people. I know what my family members and closest friends see, and they are the ones who can always see past the smile even when I'm hurting. I think I want to learn to relax even more and project that in 2012 instead of always being so "intense."

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  4. This is really interesting. Each friend or group of friends gets to see different layers of your soul. I love this. Food for thought for the day.

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  5. Before I know what I project, I must know myself more. I want to read Martha Beck's new book.

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  6. My husband and mother have probably seen all the layers at one time or another. Usually I try to project myself as someone that's happy and positive; though it's impossible to feel this way all the time. I'm someone who tends to worry A LOT. That's the part that I'd like to change for 2012. Here's to a new year. I have to admit that I'm looking forward to it. 2011 has been tough...

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  7. Wow! I love this post and it is great for the New Year! We are more than just descriptive words. We are layers as you say and filled with so much experience, memories and so much more! You are also right about how our layers may appear differently with family, friends and new friends we meet. I think we all have room and areas to change and grow all the time. We need to be able to see the changes that need to be made and then work on them. I hope you are well my friend! Thank you for my lovley birthday wishes!

    Mama Hen

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  8. lots of layers to all of us, huh? love it.

    I guess I love the layers that I show to the people we love most...seems to feel like we can totally relax and be ourselves with the people that know us the best. I try to show myself to all people, but I'm sure I hold back on the ones we don't know quite as much.

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  9. Happy New Year my friend! I wish you all the best in the New Year!

    Mama Hen

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