Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an “alien” element. ”. Love who you are in the world. Love your deafness. ”. “unless we base our sense of identity upon the truth of who we are, it is impossible to attain true happiness. ”. “identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. ”. 1 since, then, you have been raised with christ, set your hearts on things above, where christ is, seated at the right hand of god. 2 set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 for you died, and your life is now hidden with christ in god. Read chapter all versions. If then you have been raised with christ, seek the things that are above, where christ is, seated at the right hand of god.