Monday, February 11, 2019

The Ocean in One Drop

“So many of us are afraid of meeting ourselves, alone, without distraction.  
We have been taught to fashion an image of 
who we think we are supposed to be and show that to the world.”  
--Dawna Markova in I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, pg 22

We avoid ourselves at our own peril and to the detriment of a life well-lived with utmost fulfillment and healthier relationships.  Our constant states of distraction with the world and the people around us on social media, television, and computer screens drain and rob us of awareness, presence, and wholehearted satisfaction. 

Instead of creating our own inspiring, heroic life stories, we try to wear the stories of others and dress in ill-fitting garments which do not accurately represent who we are now and are still meant to be.  Little by little, we become strangers to the very personal essence of “who I am” and even come to develop fear and phobia of finding ourselves alone with our own company.

“Who am I, really, truly?” is a quest of tremendous courage and with unfathomable depths, like the deepest unexplored trenches in the mysterious ocean.  It can initially feel dark and scary to embark on such an adventure, but the treasures that await our discovery are more than worth it.

“Through fear of knowing who we really are we sidestep our own destiny,
which leaves us hungry in a famine of our own making.”
--Dawna Markova in I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, pg 22

Curiously seek to know and spend time with yourself, and you will find your life enriched in ways you never imagined.  Not only will you discover “Who am I, really, truly?”, you will also expand your understanding of others and the world around you.  Life will become clearer, lighter, freer, and more authentically lived than ever before.

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