As we go through life, inevitably our concept of self will be challenged.
Our circumstances and our relationships will make us question who we are, who we thought we were, and who we want to be.
The realities of life will often be in direct conflict with the story we have told ourselves about ourselves, our place in the world, and the meaning of our existence.
This may happen many times over throughout the years of our lives.
It is not really a matter of if will happen, but of when, how often, and to what degree this will happen to us.
When it does, we will be given a choice.
We can ignore what is happening and pretend nothing has changed, we can resist what is happening and push back against it, or we can embrace this new information and change accordingly to suit it.
There is no real right answer in all of this.
It is a very personal experience and what is right or wrong depends on us, our situation, and our previously held concept of self.
One thing is for sure, however.
If we cling too tightly to our self perception and our self perception happens to be based on false information, we will suffer until we can learn to let go.
If, on the other hand, we adapt, grow, and change as new, better information about ourselves, the world, and our place in it becomes available, we gift ourselves with the opportunity to evolve.
Evolution does not care about who we think we are.
It only cares about whether our truth aligns with the truth.