Sophia Loren & Self DiscoveryBy
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren
Self discovery can be found in those lonely hours in the middle of the night when something startles you awake, an emotion, an action or something that has occurred in your life that you don’t understand.
This moment of self discovery, is a growing process, and seems to be something we can not escape. How do we handle these moments in our life when something continues to eat at us?
I am trying to come to the realization that when we try and figure out the actions of those around us, we loose our own self-discovery and our growth comes to a stand still.
I had a dream last night, involving a man.. NOT what you think.. a man that was threatened by my knowledge and kindness. A man that stunted my growth for too long, so how and why did I give him the power to enter into my sub-conscious mind and wake me in the middle of the night, so that I could stew on all the negativity he brought into my life?
I’ve long since moved past this experience in my waking world, but somewhere at my core, his negativity still lives. I have to wonder when we run into people that are mountains of negativity, what do they dream about, what haunts them? Do they wake in the middle of the night fighting with what is at their core? Are they learning & growing from being negative to those around them? When will their moment of self discovery happen, can anything we do change them?
I don’t have the answers, and the best approach I have found is one that I learned from John Edward in his Crossing Over cd set where you must visualize yourself surrounded by mirrors that are reflecting out, and you are protected, the mirrors will reflect back the negativity of the person that is standing in front of you. It’s funny to see how uncomfortable and fidgety these type of people get when you work on this exercise.
I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. Sophia Loren.