I say yes when I mean no
and the wrinkle grows.
- NAOMI SHINAB NYE
Mark Nepo reminds us:
"The unwavering truth is that when we agree to any demand, request, or condition that is contrary to our soul's nature, the cost is that precious life force is drained off our core. Despite the seeming rewards of compliance, our souls grow weary by engaging in activities that are inherently against their nature."
Now that I am in my 50s,
I seem to have achieved in the age unlearning!
I am letting go of all those conditioned messages,
and returning to the truth.
I am enough.
Babies and animals and nature know this truth and live it out.
The rest of us can become easily conditioned
to think we need to be more ...
and more ...
Thus, sometimes feeling we need to chose to do things
that are contrary to our nature.
Imagine for a moment ...
trying to condition a cat ...
or a cloud!
They are who they are,
as they are intended to be,
and that is enough!
when they sleep they sleep ...
when they play they play ...
and they simply are who they were created to be :)
What a great reminder for all of us ...
in loving and accepting ourselves as we are ...
and in embracing life on life's terms.
Three Cheers for unlearning!!!