?What does it mean to be a man or a woman today?

?What does it mean to be a man or a woman today?
I do not ask this question because I have THE answer…I ask in order to explore various ways of embracing the possibilities of what it might mean to fully embody an integrated expression of masculinity and femininity within myself.
I was not raised by any father figure…so my thoughts on the subject are limited to my relating to myself more as a human being who has both masculine and feminine energy aspects.
I have not separated the two in my psyche and have generally expressed my overall humanity more than emphasizing a gender role preference.
All external references to gender identity are attempts (in my view) to experience some sense of inner value and then to be acknowledged for it.
Of course, always choose what makes you happy while keeping in mind that self-appreciation plays out within oneself and does not require validation from the world around you and how you are being labeled.
All labels are temporary methods for experiencing oneself.
My true essence is universal and beyond all attachments regarding identity.
If you are confident in who you are, rather than who you think you should be and how others “should” see and acknowledge you, you will be at peace regardless of what people think.
Respectfully and with Love,