You are two. The one on the outside who everyone sees. And the one on the inside who interprets and narrates the world you experience.
Many of us focus on the ME everyone sees, training and grooming it and conforming it to the culture that surrrounds us.
The true art in life happens when we focus on cultivating the ME within, developing character, courage, kindness, empathy, and patience.
The ME on the outside is always and only a vague reflection of the ME on the inside. That’s because the inside is what creates the outside. The ME inside creates the ME outside as it constantly interprets and narrates and displays it’s own version of what’s outside.
Control the ME inside, and you control the ME outside. Then in fact, the two are one in the same. We have a word for this. Authentic.