How often do we keep our Inner Essence just below the surface? Creating instead a safe harbour for the qualities and aspects of ourselves to float and move with life’s ebb and flow, while the ‘parts of ourselves we think more acceptable’ buckle up and get on with what needs to be done throughout the day.
So much beauty, gently submerged, missed by many, alone, unseen – connected yet somehow separate from the whole.
I have recently committed to bringing more of my Self out into the open, a Practice of sorts. The aspects of me that I meet in the Quiet, in the Stillness that holds space for me when I make time to show up – these parts of my Self I am slowly bringing out into the light of day.
This is another Practice for me, stepping into Quiet and Stillness more consistently – and being there until I feel my own, still centre in the chaos of emotion, activity and energy that threatens to overwhelm.
What we practice, we become; I’m taking this to heart.
As I sat on the rocks at this water’s edge, marvelling at the beauty before me, I asked my Self, “what am I protecting in the Essence that I allow to float beneath the surface? What fear(s) do I have that motivates this hiding? And in so doing, what beauty and wonder am I denying anyone who may desire to bear witness?”
At the Water’s Edge
Moss’s vivid beauty’s there
Stunning gold and green
And in its rippling wonder, I’m inspired to allow my own unique essence to shimmer on the surface too …