I have never seen the world as it is. I freely admit that.
I don’t ever remember any time of knowing where I did not completely understand that I was different. I have always understood that how I see things and the way I think about them, is NOT how other people do. I had two choices, to forget who I was, or not. Except it is never as simple as that. Choosing to hold on to me came at a bigger cost. It meant I would probably always be on my own at best, and at worst, I would be the one that others directed all their personal angst at. I would make myself a life-long target.
It might have been different if being me was about going quietly on my way but being me is loud and full of laughter and excitement and enthusiasm. It is compassion spilt all over everywhere and tears . . . tons and tons of tears . . . sometimes in sorrow but also in pure joy and love. I love people with loud exclamations. I fight for the people I love and I fight for those that no-one loves. I never sit down and keep my mouth shut. I see everything. And everything means something to me. I scream for people to see the elephant. I draw chalk outlines and colour it in so that everyone has to be able to see it. I call people liars when they refuse to see it.
I have never learned how to hide what I am under a bushel. Continue reading
“Ultimately healing is the result of a mystical act of surrender, an awakening that transcends any religion. It is an intimate dialogue of truth between the individual and the divine.” Caroline Myss
“Learning who you are starts with letting go of all your ideas about yourself. It means disengaging the filters through which you see. You are not all good, nor all bad. You have to let go of any beliefs you hold concerning your identity and be willing to simply examine all the information, process all the experiences, allowing the contradictions, embracing it all and letting it be. Then, your walk through life is with a powerful knowing that allows you to see it all as it was meant to be – opportunities for you to grow.” Aria E. Appleford
“A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality – and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing – it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.” George Carlin
“I don’t use people’s faults or flaws against them to win an argument, because they are not mine to use. Only thieves take things that don’t belong to them. But I do give the truth and that’s worth more than anything in the world. So listen to it. Understand it. And learn from it.” Joanna Strafford