5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Transitioning

From a Buddhist point of view, you do not need an identity. You can walk around all day long without ever invoking any identity. An identity is a habit, a learned reference, a psycholinguistic category, one way of understanding your own name or words addressed to you, a psychological ball and chain. You do not need any of that. Your brain, life, and mind will work perfectly well with no identity at all. In fact, one of the goals of Buddhist practice is to be free of identity. Try it—walk around with no identity. You won’t fall down and will be able to get wherever you were going just fine. ABN

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