And that, you most certainly always did."
I think back to being a young child and I feel the whimsy of innocence in my life. There wasn't an agenda to be anything other than happy and present in the moment. I was sad; I cried, I was tired; I slept; I was happy; I laughed....moving through life I composed an image of naivety that was constantly analyzed. It was like the hall monitor of life was watching my every move and had an opinion about who and how I was engaging in my life...fast forward to present moment and I realize that hall monitor was ME? Who hasn't felt insecure, foolish, and fearful...but as a wise philosopher stated, life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it? I love this quote because it implies that we are on this eternal journey of learning. I physically find myself taking a breath when I read the line, "You can't love the sum of the parts without loving all the parts."
We learn about those shadow parts of ourselves so that we can love them into the light. We experience disconnect so that we can be even more present to our connection with source. We are these ever evolving, ever complete spiritual beings having a most interesting human experience. There is a mystery of blessings unfolding throughout our lives. We find them in nature, we find them in silence, we find them in our sorrows and joys, but most often we find them through the practice of loving.
May you Sweetly Seek,