Everyone likes to think of themselves as a hero.

But to reach maximal potential, one must contemplate when they’ve been a villain.

Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle:  Musings, Volume 1

19 thoughts on “Musings

      • Hmm. I suppose, in the sense that knowledge is power. I’m inclined to believe, though, that the shadow is about as tameable as a lion or tiger — always retaining some wildness inside, never not a dangerous animal…

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      • I feel my shadow is the dominant aspect of my personality, and my light is the timid and meek lamb. Strange I live for others rather than myself. I have to learn to love myself before and accept I am worth living. Bloody backwards everything. People are crawling and climbing up their proverbial mountains and I’m doing a crab walk. Haha.

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      • That’s a powerful + useful bit of self-awareness, Kalliope!

        When the things or ways of being I want to embody seem out of reach, I find reassurance in a notion offered by Rumi: “What you seek is seeking you.” It lessens the load to know/believe that I’m not alone in an uphill battle toward some untouchable pie in the sky…

        So I think you’re already on the path to meet/be the person you want to be. I think that desire in your heart for more light, more (self)love, more flourishing, can be fuel for the journey. I think there’s meaning + medicine to be harvested from the struggle, for yourself and for whoever you share your story with. And, even though I don’t know you personally, I think you’re resilient and have made more progress than you probably give yourself credit for!

        ALSO, I think most people’s “ascent” isn’t so linear or smooth. Lots of one step forward, two steps back; zigzags; snags and “wrong” turns; loop-the-loops and jumping through hoops; sometimes no movement at all… In any case, I wouldn’t worry too much about how other people are or *appear* to be moving through life. The comparison game is rigged + you’re not here to experience/express life like anyone else anyway.


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