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Knocking on Doors...
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For much of my adult life, I've hidden my inner self from others...my questions, my doubts, my fears, my terror over being judged or worse rejected. In these last few years, however, I'm learning to be more honest, more transparent, more completely and fully myself. I'm finding a kinship with everything as I do...a heart that's more understanding...more forgiving...more accepting...beginning with me.  It is true that, when you hide your inner self, you are really only succeeding in hiding from yourself. When you risk, however, opening up...letting in the light of truth, acceptance, oneness with all that is...with all who are...you discover real magic, life's meaning, and your happiness and purpose for living.

Rumi said, "I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons...knocking on doors. The door opens. I've been knocking from the inside."

Know today that who you really are is the self you hide from others but, first, from yourself.  Why not remember instead that the door to personal freedom...to your happiness is no door at all?  Why not remind yourself over and over today that you...that is, the real you, lives inside the room you seek already!

 

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Already there . . .

 the real you, lives inside the room you seek already!

Now there is a thought to ponder.

How does that change things?

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I suspect...

for many persons, if not indeed all of us, we mistakenly look outside of ourselves for what could only ever be found inside.  This is, of course, the point Rumi was making when he used the image "knocking on doors."  For me, the day finally came when I, too, realized I had been knocking "from the inside." I am aleady all that I could possibly be--myself.  How can you be more of what you are already?  That realization changes everything.  Everything.

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hmmmmmm

How can you be more of what you are already?  That realization changes everything.  Everything.

I see a flicker of light. If I stop doubting myself, stop accepting external criticism that confuses me because I feel it to be invalid--then I will begin to see who I really am. 

That already gives me a feeling that bindings have been loosed. My movements will be  less restricted. There is a sense of clarity, of being able to see more clearly.

I must hang on to that. It's high time I  got to know me better. Thank you, Dr. Steve.

[BTW have you seen my "A rare treat"?    :)   ]

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A rare treat?

No I have not seen A RARE TREAT. Where would I go to see it? Or, eat it, if it's the kind of treat my mother used to make. LOL!

 

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Where?

A RARE TREAT. Where would I go to see it?

 To my blog     :)

http://redroom.com/member/dolores-cullen/blog/a-rare-treat

Enjoy!