The Quest For Self
Life is hectic and getting more hectic by the minute. The demands on our time just seem to keep increasing. We are living in fast-paced narcissistic times. Times that are mirrored to us in often distorted ways by the continued information, electronic, and technological explosion that is continuously proliferating leaving us all in some ways better off and in many ways not so much better off but inundated by overstimulating information over-load.
We know so much more about almost absolutely everything now. So, what’s the problem? The problem is not so much a problem but is more of a challenge. The challenge is the quest for self from within the centre of the all-too-rare down time.
The reality that we have to quest after self in many instances and ways so that we do not lose touch with this self or even worse, lose the self entirely is experienced, when realized, as stressful at best and traumatic at worst.
Many people have lost the self to their non-stop all-consuming lives. Other people lost this precious self in childhood and haven’t yet been able to reclaim it.
Living outside of your authentic self is painful. It is living in ways that leave you always with a sense that you are not satisified, not happy, not whole. It is life in the fast lane, the emotionally insecure lane, the lane of endless loneliness, isolation, lostness, and even depression.
The reality that we have a need to work at being with this precious self more and that we often need to be taught and/or re-trained as to how to nurture it, soothe it, listen to it and honour it, causes untold pain and anxiety for many.
We need to make the quest for self a daily ritual. We need to check in with this precious self, nurture it and attend to its needs daily. We need to make time for it and we need to create the space that allows for healthy retreats from the hectic fast-paced lives we lead.
Have you tapped into this soul place lately? Have you sat mindfully with how it feels and what is important to it? If you are hurting or your feel lost, alientated, isolated, unworthy, or sad, know that your precious self requires your loving attention.
Make it a quest each and every day to commune with this precious self. Your life will be made so much richer for it. Embrace this soulful centre of your being. It is the place from which health, balance, and the very sustaining of your life comes from.
© A.J. Mahari
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