“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” — Masaru Emoto
Sometimes we get lost. We find ourselves far away from anything that feels familiar and true. Following paths that are not our own, seeking wholeness in all the wrong places, and ignoring the whispers of our own longings.
Perhaps it happens to everyone at some point in life. Too many distractions. The pursuit of a career that sacrifices too much soul and forgetting to pay attention to the true wants in life. Getting stuck in a pattern of looking after everyone else’s needs. Dismissing one’s own inner wisdom. Following a patriarchal religion that simply doesn’t fit.
Ponder: Where are you? And what do you need in order to come back to yourself, to honor your path even if it feels like the hardest thing in the world to do?