I know what it is like to be misread, to be labeled, to hold a superficial vantage point in another’s eyes. I also know what it is like to be seen clearly. More importantly, I know what it is like to see myself clearly.
Clear sight, the kind that goes down to the bones, through which one can see another’s heart, is something I often think about.
Having lived in a few countries, I have sometimes been only too well aware of the changing perceptions directed towards me. White, woman, American accent, traveling alone. Even with a few more details added in, sometimes the superficial assumptions still continue. In all this I became more aware of my own identity, the truths and integral parts of who I am, who I was where I was, and who I am where I am now.
What I know is this: self-discovery is the ultimate journey. Forget the Himalayas, forget the Bermuda triangle. You. Yourself. That’s where all the beauty and all mystery awaits. Discovering yourself lends boundless freedom
Why do I say this? …what does this have to do with health? Everything. More