|Friday, June 1, 2007|
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within."
We often do what we think is expected because of who we think we are. Which is again perhaps in line with Cooley's Looking - Glass Self phenomenon which suggests that "a person views himself or herself through others' perceptions in society and in turn gains identity. Identity, or self, is the result of the concept in which we learn to see ourselves as others do (Yeung, et al. 2003)"
And when we let ourselves 'be', it really can be so easy and is fun too. I want to learn to feel this difference and not just view myself through reflections in others' mirrors. Really listen, understand the balance between the two, and learn to navigate the streams that let us flow from one to the other.
[Image sent to me last year by a friend - its titled 'Thought']
[Afterthought - I think I need a holiday :):):)]
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