Sunday, January 8, 2012
I wrote this back in Feb 2010 but felt the need to republish it today. So many times I have found myself searching for something and this helps remind me that I really don't need to search. The something I'm looking for is always right there in front of me.
She was searching. Searching for something that was always out of her reach. All she wanted was to be good enough. All she wanted was to be beautiful. All she wanted was to be loved. She was searching.
She looked to others to validate that she was good enough. She looked to others to see her beauty. She looked to others to give her love. Yet her search continued on for what seemed to be a lifetime.
Then she met a wise, old woman, who told her where she could find all that she was looking for. This wise woman told her to go to a mirror and stand in front of it with her eyes closed. There she would find what she was so desperately searching for.
She walked away from the wise woman feeling disappointment. How could she possibly find these things in a mirror with her eyes closed? That's when she heard the voice. It said one word. "Trust."
So she did as she was told. She stood before the mirror and closed her eyes. Nothing. Where was the answer? The voice said, "Trust."
She stood there for many minutes. Still nothing. This isn't working. "Trust."
Many more minutes followed. Just as she was ready to give up and curse the wise woman, she saw a face. It was her face. Then she saw a whole person. The person looked like her, but she was beautiful and Divine.
She asked, "Who are you?"
The voice retuned and said, "I am you."
"Can you help me find all that I am searching for?"
"Please, share your wisdom with me!"
This Most Divine person that was her, told her that there was only one who could end her search. Only one that could make her feel good enough, and beautiful and loved.
"Who? Who is it!!" she pleaded.
The voice said, "Open your eyes."
"I can't. What if its just me looking back?"
So she opened her eyes. She opened her eyes and she saw herself. And she was good enough and she was beautiful and she was loved.
I hope that you can open your eyes, so that you can be good enough and beautiful and loved. Trust the Divine you.
Just my thoughts.
Posted by Jill at 8:41 AM