What is in a Name?

By Steve Clayton

“I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name…
 In the desert you can remember your name ‘cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain.”

Horse with no nameI’ve been listening to that song for over 40 years; yet, here today, it has more meaning for me than it had previously, and in a totally different context. We have seen on Facebook, and heard in holistic circles, the phrase “What people think of you is none of your business”. Most of us laugh and say, “How true”. Worrying about what others think of us is solely an ego thing and, as Lightworkers and holistic people, we should be beyond that. In theory that’s true, but in reality each of us is a human being with feelings and an ego. Clearly we are not perfect, and those who believe we should be perfect are not being realistic.

But before I digress too far, let me get to my original point…

It was the words “You can remember your name” that caught my attention when I heard them this time. OK, so, my name is Steve Clayton…but what does that truly mean? I have a concept of who Steve Clayton is and I know that concept often differs greatly from who other people think Steve Clayton is. When I was younger I worried about these discrepancies. Now I know it is not important what people think because even I do not know who I truly am. Who I am today is vastly different from who I was even ten years ago, and I am still changing.

Change is part of being alive. If you never change you are not living and growing. You are, at best, static; or, worse, regressing and perhaps even trying to live up to other people’s expectations. It pays to remember judgments are a product of the ego, someone else’s ego, someone over whom we have no control. Only you know what is in your heart, what truly motivates you. Only your opinion matters, and the more you become centred in your heart the more you know even that opinion is not the be all and end all.

We are Love, we come from Love, and we will return to Love. Our ability to reconcile this with third dimensional modern-day life is what ultimately makes us who we are. Do not try to put a name, any name, to who you are. Instead of restricting yourself with a name or a self-image, be in your heart, be in Love, and be open to whoever blossoms.

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