Everything is working in its own time, even though most of life seems against plans made in the mind. This is clear when you find, those special moments that are undeniably happening at the right time.
TBT – Manhattan Beach Sunset – Oct, 2017
You will never know what treasures you can discover, until you get out and explore the adventure waiting for you around the corner.
There once was a child born under a winter Sun and a winter full Moon. She grew up in a world full of broken and sad people. Drifting throughout this waking life, she too became broken and sad. Though she became like those around her, she would often find herself during those wondrous sunsets and special moon moments. She realized that she was not really meant to be like the majority, so she decided to find the real her and be that unconditionally.
Her life was a balancing act, much like the opposing sun and moon that started her story. Most of the time, her emotions and thoughts would get the best of her, pushing her into solitude. This forced evaluation of her story and the findings were not easy to acknowledge. The times she was really her were too few and rare moments, which was no longer acceptable. So, she began to search for solutions, but how does one become their true self fulltime in this waking life?
Finding one’s self is a journey that seems to lead to more breaks than success, as many have tried and few have survived to tell the tale. Knowing this could be enough to turn back, but she refused to be in this life bounded by unnecessary sadness anymore. She began to observe others actions, while listening to what they truly had to say. Finding those who are sad often speak themselves into happiness, which is only temporary.
In the vast library of past and present explorers of the self, many ideas to becoming one’s true self are declared the perfect route. However, the most important key to knowing thyself and becoming the real you, all align with being whole. The idea being that throughout our life we become fragmented by the many experiences we live out and it isn’t until we become whole again that we can achieve authenticity. That sounds easy enough, become whole and thus, you are the real you. Problem is, there is a very crucial question at hand, how does one become whole?
Well, her quest is still in progress and luckily, the afterlife holds more promise to explore the unanswered questions. The main take away is that the road ahead is leading to a place of becoming the true self, instead of what the environment promotes. She found that by striving for completeness every single day and doing one thing that brings bliss, ultimately, takes you closer to becoming the real you. If you had the chance, why not find the way to become complete in this life. That is, if you are prepared to become the real you.
The past remembered by a photograph and slowly it all comes back.
The memories of the way things were to everything else that become a blur.
The one true aspect of this photo is that it still brings the same bliss.
Enjoy this summer sunset over Long Beach skyline.
The Strawberry Moon on June 24, 2021, featuring a tree that was in the way.
Recognizing it is best to move on from the past.
Releasing those questions that cannot be asked.
Knowing everything in this life goes too fast.
Appreciating this moment and making it last.
All of this understood, while walking in the overcast.
Lately, things are appearing hopeful, especially beautiful.
Making sure actions are thoughtful, leading to successful.
Everything that happens is purposeful, and even more so meaningful.
This life can be wonderful, key is to remain grateful.
Looking from the other side, simply observering the beauty at a distance.
Many wishes flood the mind, but the past causes resistance.
No time to get blind, life goes by in an instant.
There is so much left to find, so move forward confidently in this meaningful existence.