"Look beyond labels and identifications to see who you truly are."
One of the most challenging things in life is confronting aspects of yourself you do not like. Holding up the proverbial mirror to your life, who you are is reflected in your relationships, in your environment, in your appearance, and in your thoughts and actions.
This identity however is not your true self, but rather the identifications you have created throughout your lifetime: the ego. Rather than avoiding the discomfort of confronting these issues, instead use this as an opportunity to go deeper within yourself. Discard beliefs and behaviors that are not in alignment with your true nature and who you wish to be.
As you shed away the barnacles that limit your Being, your radiant Higher Self shines forth brightly and lights upon all that is around you.