Week 22: Find your Self in the Silence

I am on a hero’s journey.  While I may venture on many different quests in my lifetime, I believe my current quest is to find out who I am.  Or maybe who I am is not set in stone and I can choose how I want to develop.  If that is the case, my quest is to determine who I want to be, and then become that person.

Maybe it’s a little bit of both.

Humility

There was a very interesting idea proposed in the last webinar, featuring the following idea.  We can have anything we want in life, but not everything we want at the same time.  The idea resonated deeply with me, as I have at (times) been overwhelmed with desires for/the possibilities in this lifetime.  It’s as if this life is a buffet and I have no idea what to put on my plate first.  This is absolutely what I call a first world problem.

Find your SELF in SILENCE

As the course comes close to the end (or the beginning; however you choose to look at it), we have been challenged to participate in an extended sit.  We normally sit for 15 minutes a day, and our wonderful guides have enticed us to see what wonderful things may come from embarking on an extended period of silence.  Time to be with me, myself, and I.  From the outset I was excited.  The hardest part was making time to be away from communicating with people.  In figuring out how/when to do it, the hardest part was choosing my own growth over spending time with loved ones.  It felt selfish, in a way.  I’m blessed enough to have supportive people in my life who understand, and as the week rolled on, I began looking more and more forward to the time I will have to just be.  I’ll let you know how it goes!

3 thoughts on “Week 22: Find your Self in the Silence

  1. That is a pretty impressive blog. I like it a lot. Very decisive, very determined. Do not be offended. Is it real? These are not really questions for you. They are questions I’m asking myself. Are they questions you’re asking your self? We have come this far. I do not believe we are turning back at this point. It’s a little like we’ve gone into tunnels that run side-by-side. When we come out the other side and we look around it will be wonderful to see where we are, Who we are, and who we are with. Wishing you the very best on this journey. Not everyone who goes in will come out in the same place. Some will go partway and then bolt. Looking at the size of this class when we started compared to now our numbers have dwindled. As Popeye said I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam I’m Popeye the sailor man.

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