Can you see it?
Can you feel it?
In case you’re wondering what I am talking about. I am talking about whether you can see your actualized self achieving your ultimate dreams.
Often times, in my life I have found myself lost meandering through routines after routines while searching for a compass to point me in the right direction.
Give me something I would say.
But alas nothing would materialize.
Nothing at all!
Despondent, I would carry on and on and I would make leaps after leaps into several unknown locations. These would constantly leave cuts and scrapes. Over time, these cuts and scrapes became scars.
Scars I was ashamed of.
But something interesting happened one day as I sat on the floor trying to pick myself up from yet another stumble.
My scars didn’t look so ugly to me anymore. A memory started to come to me.
I was reminded of something Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:
“to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
These words that have made their way to my ears so often suddenly struck a chord with me in a way that I hadn’t felt before. All of a sudden, I found myself standing.
The clues had always been there. I had been searching for something that always lived in me. My Identity.
No, it was more than that. I was searching for comfort in my Identity.
Comfort in my identity led to an appreciation of my story and my story is my passion.
You see, in the past, I got in trouble seeking validation from external sources without cultivating my internal joy.
Through my joy, I found my courage.
So in my upright stance, I began to see it and to feel it.