When a Facebook friend posted the following quote it really got me thinking: “I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Mary Oliver
The words resonated strongly and I thought: “neither do I. I really don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. No, surely, there is purpose to my visit. And for some brief moments I contemplated the finding of that purpose. Which took me to a recent conversation I had with a client that came for a healing session. He spoke of his Spiritual Journey and he listed all the places he had visited and all the “wise ones” he had met and yet, still he seeks. ‘Ah, maybe that’s it’, I offered. You’ve been over there, gone down yonder and are now here – still you seek. Others can tell you this, that or the other, but you best know yourself. And you reveal yourself to yourself through your relationship with other – from stranger, to friend, to spouse, to offspring. With every action and reaction, you reveal yourself to yourself. But only when we have the courage to reflect on those actions and reactions. So Knowing Yourself doesn’t really require a seeking, it requires a being – simply being, being conscious and loving every moment of further discovery of self.”
Yep – as much as I was offering the words to him, it was to myself, too, that I was speaking. Isn’t life just wonderful!