“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
–e e cummings
Thanks to AdamFromNorway for the quote and for having some of the coolest blogs around
Am I a programmed sheep? Am I a spiritual seeker? “No, there’s no need to seek everything is perfect just as it is?” “Why expose your shadow?” “Why are you afraid of your shadow, it’s a necessary part of you?” “Don’t judge. I don’t judge I discern?” “Bitches be like…” “Men are like…” “The government’s the enemy.” “Guns are the enemy” “The banisters are the enemy” ” The dance goes on endlessly. It’s another day looking at Facebook.
I’ve met many great people on Facebook and have had lots of interesting discussions with them. In some ways it is the best and worst party you could ever want to go to. Yet after awhile, it seems people get locked into roles and into the same old discussions playing the same parts and somewhere along the line authenticity gets lost. In a vacuum isolated from others, it would presumably be easy to become more and more yourself. However, it is when we are pulled from our comfort zones by others that we stand the most chance to grow. Paradoxical? Perhaps but then ultimately what isn’t.
I have found it fairly easy to adapt a viewpoint and be able to see it from the inside. What this often means is that I can see the reasoning behind multiple sides of an argument. Where I get into trouble is when I fall into one side or another merely to impress or to placate and I lose site of my own awareness. Thus authenticity gets compromised. Luckily tho it is difficult, my own centre calls to me. May I never wander too far from it.
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