“The nature of your personality is the structure of all that you believe yourselves to be. You are not simply bodies that contain genes and DNA and other information that create the personality that you operate as. You are constantly deciding who you want to be.
You have already experienced yourselves as many different aspects and when you look back at the selves that you have been, you can easily recognize the differences between that version of you and this version of you. And you may see these changes as simply a response to growing up, or the experiences that you have had, or the influences of others.
But in reality, you are choosing all the time. It is not up to any outside factor how you wish to be, who you wish to be. These are choices that you make, and you make them because of what it is that you desire. If you desire to be what you would call a good, spiritual person, then you may take on the beliefs that tell you what that person is supposed to be like. If you want to be a good citizen, you may take on the actions that you believe encompass that idea of self, and so on.
So you are not a product of your environment and you are not a product of your genes. This is not about nature versus nurture. This is about choice and preference and desire. And when you are conscious of the choices that you make and of the beliefs that surround the idea of who it is you are choosing to be, then you can easily see how you are the creator of you.
You may wish to take on a certain persona simply for the fun of it. And all we are asking you to do is to be aware of what baggage you think you must take on when you play out that idea of self. Because there are attachments, there are patterns of thought and ideas and beliefs that go along with the idea of whatever concept of self you are taking on in the moment.
So if you are someone’s wife you may pick up on all of the thoughts and beliefs and ideas that have ever been about what that means. Or you may just tune in to what that means within your society. And you may find it difficult to be the person that you want to be and at the same time operate under those preconceived notions of what it means to be a wife, or even a woman.
We ask you to look closely at all of the ideas that go along with the persona that you wish to project, and we ask you to do this because we want you to be selective. We want you to know that you are here to break the rules. You are here to break the mold. You are here to create something new and not to be a stereotype.
So just be aware of what it is that you are taking on every time you define yourself in a specific way and know that the personality that you want to be is unique to you and does not have to contain any of those preconceived notions.”