I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadow
If I fail, If I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the Greatest Love of all is easy to achieve....
I found the Greatest Love of all inside in me.....
Learning to Love yourself is the Greatest Love of all.
The lyrics listed above may not be exactly correct. If not, I apologize, but I don't really care. They are there as they are because a while ago pieces of this song seemed to be continually playing through my head. It went on for days - certain lines happening each time I would become discouraged or question something in my life or my past.
Along with the song was a strong feeling of love, being embraced and encouraged that something greater than I was very closely present in my life once again. It seemed always to lift me up and help me feel better - about myself, my life, and what is. Because of that experience and some things that followed, I feel a very strong tug to return to speaking from the heart.
And so I have begun to write in my blog again.
My cycles of depression and giving up on life have been somewhat detailed in this blog. My cycles of coming alive again and my beliefs on how and why that happens are also here.
But this experience seems different, truly a new chapter in my life. It brought a new feeling - of inner love - that isn't really coming from me - but seems to be being given to me.
Along with the love is a strong sense of surety in the forces we all strive to believe in. There is a strong sense of surety in myself that has never been quite so fully there before.
It's actually been a couple of months now since I started this blog post, but didn't publish it. In those months I've had a number of 'ah-ha' moments that are bringing a new understanding - integrating my spiritual search and intellectual learning with my emotional and metaphysical life experience.
I am ready to move forward again; to what I don't fully know. But I know that where I am is where I am meant to be; where I have been was just fine. It brought me to here - this now - divinely. And where I go in the future will be the result of trusting all that I have learned, been taught, and will continue to be guided through - with love from the Divine - of which I am a part - and from which I receive and give in return.
I no longer feel like two people. The dance with my duality is done. I have embraced my totality - and found it perfectly acceptable.