Jan Malique – “Does the Self need to be found if it was never lost?”
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“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
― Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda was a keen observer of human nature don’t you think? This wry quote is infused with such a bittersweet note. The relationship with oneself can be fraught with difficult emotions and perceptions.
Some of us spend years burying who we are with masks that eventually form a hard carapace. Let me put this to you, how would you react meeting your present self? Not an easy question to answer if you had to be honest I suspect.
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Practicing self-honesty is an interesting exercise.
Additionally, the difficulty of accepting what can be perceived as ‘dark’ within ourselves can throw further obstacles on the path. Without the canvas of a night sky how can we appreciate the…
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