Thursday, July 26, 2012

Busy Becoming

Brave Art by Leslie



All my life I had been looking for something,
 and everywhere I turned someone
 tried to tell me what it was. 
 I accepted their answers too,
 though they were often in contradiction
 and even self-contradictory. 
 I was na├»ve.
  I was looking for myself and asking everyone 
except myself questions which I, 
and only I, could answer. 
 It took me a long time 
and much painful boomeranging
 of my expectations to achieve
 a realization everyone else appears
 to have been born with:
  that I am nobody but myself. 

 ~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"



I have been busy becoming.
Becoming who it is I'm meant to be.

Busy
 being kind 
to myself
and others.
Listening,
painting,
connecting.

Life is good 
right now.
I am on a 
new path 
and it feels
right
and good.

How
are 
YOU
?

5 comments:

  1. "Now with God's help I shall become myself." - Kierkegaard
    My favorite saying. Enjoyed your post, Les!
    Dana from California! :-)

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  2. Hmmm, I've been battling my illness. Stress at work is adding to my flare up. I've been trying to find joy in little things but sometimes it all becomes too much.......

    I think the most difficult thing is finding OUR path - OURselves. It's interesting what others think our lives should be like.....

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  3. Awe, what a wonderful post! Love the sentiment and art!
    Thank you too for your visit and sweet comment - I'm so glad that you joined in the SOC when you could! I always love you around me, xoxo!

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  4. Hey Les...glad you are in a good place, glad it feels right and happy that you are becoming who you are supposed to be. It's a freeing feeling to know that you are doing something that brings you closer to the "real" you. (i speak of myself too) ;) Happy day to ya my friend! :)

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  5. Loving this insightful encouraging post!

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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