#TBT: Inquiry into the True Self

Week of 2 15 16Hello, lovely readers!

I have been on hiatus from writing for far too long. Partly I haven’t made time for writing and partly I haven’t felt very inspired. In an effort to re-ignite my creative fire, I (somewhat accidentally) changed the layout on this site and need to revisit old posts to set a featured image.

One of my first posts was just my schedule for the week but serves as inspiration for today’s post. The photo is one I took while driving to Virginia for a 3-day hike in Shenandoah National Park for my 40th birthday. The quote alludes to the concept of svadhyaya, or self-study, of who we are at the core of our being.

The labels that we wear – mother, daughter, wife, girlfriend, and the like – are sometimes concepts we cling to tightly but are merely roles we take on for a while. The True Self, or who we are at are deepest core, is immutable. At the time of the trip mentioned above, I was a wife; a few short years later, I became an ex-wife and now I’m a significant other. During all that time, however, I was always more than any of those things. Who I am at the core of my being has not changed. The transition between labels and the acceptance that I am something more was at times difficult but is not a lesson I would unlearn.

So who are you, really? Are you ready to drop the labels? This fantastic mediation by Sally Kempton can be a good place to begin the journey to find out. I hope you like what you find.

In love and peace,

Debra

 

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