The Layers of You

Your strength is in your mind(1)

Every new level of your life will require a different version of you. Not a new version, just a different version. A version that was always there but that you were not ready or mature enough to see. A part that possibly, before now, you would not have understood.

Whenever you are going through something that seems unfair and difficult to cope with remember that another, perhaps much stronger, version of yourself is being unveiled and that process is not easy. It’s not easy because growth often requires pain or at the very least a certain level of discomfort. No one wanted to have pimples all over their face or have to deal with cramps, menstrual cycles (for women) or the emotional ups and downs of puberty but these changes were necessary as we transitioned from childhood to adulthood.

We are layers of an onion shedding one version of ourselves for another as we journey through life. I cannot now drink milk from a bottle. That version of me is gone. I cannot now sit on a rug in Kindergarten or at a desk in first grade and I cannot go back to High School. It is not even appropriate for me to go back to the past year, that version of me, these versions of me, are long gone. I must seek now an understanding of what this moment requires of me. This layer of me. This version of me.

These are the layers of you.


Yecheilyah (e-see-lee-yah) is an Author, Blogger, and Poet of nine published works including her soon-to-be released short inspirational guide “Keep Yourself Full.” Learn more by exploring Yecheilyah’s writing on this blog and her website at yecheilyahysrayl.com. Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One) is her latest novel and is available now on Amazon.com.

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9 thoughts on “The Layers of You

  1. I think this is the simplified explanation of all the layers of you (or me) that exist. This layer of you also has intimate layers, serious layers, stern layers, and fun layers only shared with certain others. That is only the beginning. There is a sad layer, and the creative layer, and the hopeful layer, and probably, if you’re like most adults, the sometimes frustrated, depressed layer. It’s a fascinating process, to become aware of your layers.

    But perhaps you’re not like me, you’re simpler, and have but one layer to show and share with the world. In that case, I envy you.

    Cheers

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  2. Love this! I think this needs to be a daily read, or affirmation, for me. As I get older I think back to the things that I can no longer do – instead of thinking and even dreaming of the things I want to do next. This really spoke to me. Awesome post!

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