⚡️I am nothing.
Nothing defines me. Yes, I have presets like everyone else. I was born in Vietnam; I am an American; I was baptized Catholic; I am a business owner… However, I don’t want any of it to define me. I have been removing myself from the person who strictly adheres her identity to those presets. I draw on them to make the best decisions I can. I don’t let them define me. I keep my mind open to things because the longer I live, the more I find that nothing is absolute. Nothing is really right or wrong. Depending on the circumstances or the environments that surround it, one thing can be right in one place and wrong in other places. For example, slurping, great manner in Japan and Asian countries, horrified by Americans. Personal space, not a problem in China or India and even some parts of Europe, huge fucking deal in America. Simplicity is embraced by Americans, for Spanish, yawn, boring, colorfulness, messiness are life. So many things… Not one person is versed to know all, let alone understand all. Key word here: to understand. As you travel to many places, you see the world is fast changing towards a global, interconnected, and interdependent space, everything will be mixed and matched. Cultures blending together, people accepting their differences, the rights and the wrongs will be modified, manipulated and changed with time. My guru says yoga is the way forward, my pope says Catholicism is for life, my personal trainer says keto is my religion and my marijuana plant says just effing chill all right.
I think because of this mindset, I am able to venture into many things and attain many things that are not necessarily related to one another. I am able to empathize with many. I am able to overcome judgement with ease, like you’re so short (I, at time, scare off over 6 feet tall men,) you have an accent, it’s an Asian thing, you’re smart, you don’t know anything etc… I brush them off and keep on doing my thang. I make my own opinion. I decide my own path. I listen but I get to decide who I am, not what others decide for me.
I am here to say I’m comfortable with being nothing and to return to nothing. At that moment, I sit in perfect harmony.