shifting self

“Transcending the ego is to observe it with Presence from every angle possible inside of you; without emotional reaction, judgment or personal identification with it.”   ~Anon I mus

You think it’s so easy to change yourself. You think it’s so easy, but it’s not. True, things don’t stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions— but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn’t that - just you - enough.
—  Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life
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“It’s not even about thinking; it’s about feeling. It’s how I always seemed in the world and made things. I never chose between disciplines or gender. I don’t like to choose. I feel things are stronger and more desirable if they can possibly change and shift.”

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You think it’s so easy to change yourself. You think it’s so easy, but it’s not. True, things don’t stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions— but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn’t that - just you - enough.
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Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

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You think it’s so easy to change yourself. You think it’s so easy, but it’s not. True, things don’t stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions— but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn’t that - just you - enough.
—  Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life
Issues the types have
  • ESFJ: Worried about social standing
  • ESFP: Sensitive
  • ISFP: Easily stressed
  • ISFJ: Take things too personally
  • ESTP: Impatient
  • ESTJ: Difficulty expressing emotion
  • ISTP: Dislike commitment
  • ISTJ: Tendency to blame themselves
  • ENFJ: Shifting self esteem
  • ENFP: Overthink things
  • INFJ: Extremely Private
  • INFP: Too idealistic
  • ENTJ: Intolerant
  • ENTP: Insensitive
  • INTJ: Arrogant
  • INTP: Second guess themselves