do you know you

There is very little difference between people BUT those little differences make a BIG difference. One difference is that those who create the life of their dreams know what THEY want. That may sound simple but an amazing number of people stumble through life half asleep, not really knowing even themselves at more than a superficial level. They are not self-aware, they do not pay attention to the small, subtle things that are the true building blocks of contentment and happiness, instead finding themselves distracted by bright, shining baubles that bring momentary pleasure but quickly fade. Not paying attention to their deeper inner life, they are lousy predictors of what will bring them lasting satisfaction and their value system, priorities, and goals are not truly theirs but a mishmash of others; cobbled together from Madison Ave, Social Media, and peer pressure programming.

As Ken Keyes, Jr. (1921-1995) said; “You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are 100% responsible for fixing it.”

Closing Quotes:

“For a man to find himself, he first must look for himself.” – Joshua Aaron Guillory

 “A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.” – Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328 

“Deep down we have the qualities of clarity, awareness, sensitivity, warmth and love but we have little idea at the outset just how deep and vast those qualities can be.” – Yaqut al-Hamawi, 1179–1229

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier