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Life is easier in many ways, as we gradually realize more and more who we really are. As we grow, we can step more and more into who we are meant to be, even who we are called to be. If you are trying to narrow the field of possibilities, to realize your true nature, it may help to look first at what doesn’t work for you. For example, my voice can’t sustain notes. I am clearly not called to sing. That means I will never be a rock star! But my speaking voice is good, and I speak well. I am definitely called to be a speaker, inspirer, uplifter. If you are working this question of your “who-ness”, it may help you to spend quiet time with your notes, perhaps meditating in your large chair, or in a natural setting. Counselors have interest tests they can administer for you, but you may not need those. Simply begin noticing and jotting notes on what catches your interest, and what generates joy for you.
Now, while you are exploring your true nature, you may get a lot of feedback from others. As you have no doubt noticed, humans have opinions about everything! And they are busy sharing their opinions, about everything each of us does or says or is. In my life as a manager in science/technical organizations, I was amazed by the amount of gossip and presuming. Recently, I found this amazing poem on the Internet. I tracked down the poet, Becky Hemsley, and obtained her gracious permission to use the poem. Becky lives in Leicester, UK, but you can get her book of poetry from Amazon. Look for “Talking to the Wild.” Now, see if this sounds familiar:
She sat at the back and they said she was shy,
She led from the front and they hated her pride,
They asked her advice and then questioned her guidance,
They branded her loud, then were shocked by her silence,
When she shared no ambition they said it was sad,
So she told them her dreams and they said she was mad,
They told her they’d listen, then covered their ears,
And gave her a hug while they laughed at her fears,
And she listened to all of it thinking she should,
Be the girl they told her to be best as she could,
But one day she asked what was best for herself,
Instead of trying to please everyone else,
So she walked to the forest and stood with the trees,
She heard the wind whisper and dance with the leaves,
She spoke to the willow, the elm and the pine,
And she told them what she’d been told time after time,
She told them she felt she was never enough,
She was either too little or far far too much,
Too loud or too quiet, too fierce or too weak,
Too wise or too foolish, too bold or too meek,
Then she found a small clearing surrounded by firs,
And she stopped…and she heard what the trees said to her,
And she sat there for hours not wanting to leave,
For the forest said nothing, it just let her breathe.
So always remember, as you walk your personal path, that humans love to have opinions. But the trees don’t judge. Your meditation chair doesn’t judge. Your journal doesn’t judge. So pursue your true self and your true path anyway! And you will increasingly find yourself being more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm! You have only your discomforts to lose, and I would love to help you on your journey.
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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