August 2016 - Transformation
I write this, the sun is setting over the Golden Gate Bridge, transforming the sky. Nature has an easier time with transformation
than we earthly beings do.
know this because I'm in the midst of trying to transform myself from a compulsive over achiever who submerges my feelings
in always trying to do more... into a person who actually feels the feelings, deals with them, and doesn't feel guilty about
not being able to "do it all".
The real excavation process-digging deep to uncover the underlying issues-feels a lot like trying to shovel
through Kilimanjaro. I keep hitting rock.
What I've discovered, though: Rocks unattended turn into mounds, and then mountains. And it's our job to do
daily cleanups-in our work, our family, our relationships, our finances, our health and well-being.
Ignoring problems is easier, for sure, but if we take even
tiny steps to address them, those steps eventually become giant leaps on the journey to self-actualization.
Reaching your potential as a human being
is more than an ideal. It's the ultimate goal. The wonders we're capable of have nothing to do with the measurement of mankind,
the lists of what's in and what's out, who's hot and who's not. I'm talking about the real deal: Whose life did you touch?
Who did you love, and who loved you back?
This I know for sure is what matters. For me, it's the only goal worth aiming for: a transformation
of consciousness that allows me to know that I am no better or worse than any other being. That I simply am.