I move with the infinite in Nature’s power
I hold the fire of the soul
I hold life and healing
from the Rig Veda
Can you see yourself in those words? Can you picture the possibilities opened before you, by placing yourself there, moving with the infinite in Nature’s power, holding the fire of your soul, holding your own life and healing?
You are far greater than your body or your mind.
Reflect on it and become wise.
This piece below by Fernando Pessoa says so much about how we think and what we feel about ourselves. And it grips me by the throat because it should not be so. We are beloved beings, we are made in the image of The Creator. We are wonderful beings with unique talents and gifts.
Take off the mask, and be yourself. Stop pretending.
And stop denigrating yourself, or those around you.
You are a soul in progress, on your way to becoming great as you were destined to be.
I am nothing.
I’ll always be nothing.
I can’t want to be something.
But I have in me all the dreams of the world.
Today I’m bewildered, like a man
who wondered and discovered and forgot
Today I’m torn between the loyalty I owe to the outward reality of the Tobacco Shop across the street
and to the inward reality of my feeling that everything’s a dream…….
perhaps you’ve merely existed, as when a lizard
has its tail cut off and the tail keeps on twitching, without the lizard.
or made of myself what I was no good at making,
and what I could have made of myself I didn’t.
I put on the wrong costume
and was immediately taken for someone I wasn’t, and I said nothing and was lost.
when I went to take off the mask,
it was stuck to my face.
when I got it off and saw myself in the mirror,
I had already gown old.
I was drunk and no longer knew
how to wear the costume that I hadn’t taken off.
I threw out the mask and slept in the closet
like a dog tolerated by the management
because it is harmless,
and I’ll write down this story to prove I’m sublime.
Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese Poet/Philosopher)
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