will the real self please stand up?

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Like many baby-boomers, for decades I labored

to find my authentic self
to be true to my inner self
to listen to my higher self
to express my creative self
to obey my intuitive self
to heal my wounded self
to look after my precious self
to live my personal-power self
to find the purpose of my life
and to have a life of my own

Whatever the non-event was that ‘happened’ here, it sent these 10 files and their contents to the trashcan and emptied it.  And the amazing thing is that every single issue dissolved; it now seems absurd that any of it mattered.  The striving was the only thing that kept authenticity and creativity at remove.  The believing I was a person with a purpose smothered Life’s agenda – which was beyond the scope of my imagination.

All these selves!  All lining up with their demands.  All promising fulfillment.  Wouldn’t it make sense to first find out whether any of them are real?  What one discovers changes everything – without changing any-thing!

~

2 thoughts on “will the real self please stand up?

  1. Gorgeous! “The believing I was a person with a purpose smothered Life’s agenda – which was beyond the scope of my imagination.” Oh my. Opening…

    1. Oh it’s good to hear from you again Darla!
      I’m gladdened that something struck a chord with you. It’s always a bit of a shock to realize how all the stories we’re sold about self-improvement are actually sabotaging our real longing.
      “Opening”… lovely. Fall into it.
      ~ ml

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