From One Thing to Another

Keep on growing, even if you’re old as dirt

Sharon Pillai
ILLUMINATION

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Photo by Daniel Joshua on Unsplash

…Who we are and how we play our part is mostly invisible because we don’t notice how we form an identity out of social conditioning.

That looks too random to me, too willy-nilly. I think we need to take control of that process of building who we are and how we live. Otherwise we end up living someone else’s life but not our own. You become strong when your roots go into your most fundamental being. Imitation of others should be temporary, not a way of life, not a way to have an identity.

Recognizing what is basic in you and caring for it is the right first step, and you have to respect and encourage yourself to follow your innate path. Something in you knows what is most meaningful and beautiful to you. It’s best if you respect and protect that instinctive knowledge, because it will be devalued by others. It’s essential to insist upon what you naturally love, even if others don’t.

–David Price, a writer on Medium

Is it possible to recognize when we are changing? Do we have the ability to notice when we are in the immediacy of becoming different?

My normal, everyday sense of myself is that I am the same to myself every day. I am not emotionally supercharged, but rather have evolved into a ship that…

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Sharon Pillai
ILLUMINATION

I'd like to think I have wit and grit. I like the right hemisphere of my brain more than the left. I need the left though for the words.