Human beings are not born once and for all
on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges
them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez (re-posted from: Vortex Quotes)
One’s relationship with her or himself is healthier if growth and change are perceived as beneficial, and thus welcomed by the spirit. If you fear change you will fight against it and resist it with all of your might, only to find that it will happen anyway. If you embrace change with an open heart and mind you will learn to adapt more quickly.
It seems we struggle for a lifetime to become whole. Few of us ever do … Most of us end up going out the same way we came in — kicking and screaming. Most of us don’t have the strength — or the conviction. Most of us don’t want to face our fears.― Darren Aronofsky; Kent Williams, The Fountain
It is through Love that we find this strength. The illusion of the Devil is that we need power to overcome our hardships, but true freedom is not found in power. You cannot buy peace. You cannot own love.
Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
There is only one Truth, and it is the freedom of Love. The paths to freedom are many. To find your path you must know who you are.
Only you hold the key to your own freedom.