It is human nature to define ourselves by what we know, typically the measurement that we use is gleened from our academic backgrounds or the titles that we’ve earned.
I have fell victim to the mirage of what I “thought” that I knew on many an occasion. But, always extracting myself from the experience in a better state than in which I came, thankfully.
All of my experiences have taught me the core meaning of balance.
Our experiences define us and serve as the template for determining our paths. When those experiences are discarded or discounted by people, organizations and the like, it can serve to retard our growth; but only if we allow them to.
When these experiences are acknowledged, respected and incorporated towards a greater initiative or endeavor, good things can and will happen.
The core ingredients often consists of two equal parts.
One part getting out of our own way and another whole part of believing in yourself and accepting that a cheering section can often distract and get in the way.
And this is how we move from cheering to celebrating! As a beloved transcendentalist put it, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” Even with our different backgrounds and experiences, we are all brothers and sisters traversing this level of our collective existence together for a deeply spiritual reason. I believe once we realize this, we can embrace each other without having to tiptoe around prejudices anymore. Here’s to acknowledging, respecting and incorporating! Thank you, Shun.
Leon of SolitaryThinkers
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