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elizabeth clausen
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Exploring the interior of myself through my readings, meditation, and reflection, has helped to gain some measure of knowledge regarding this life.  I am always amazed as the microscope turns inward, the many roadblocks unconsciously erected in order to avoid knowing myself, seem to pop up--it is only with daily meditation that I'm beginning to recognize them!  Roadblock #1:  projection--how my mind loves to wander back to the external world and reflect what others have done to me!  Rather than examining my own effect on others. . my mind habitually would prefer to analyze their effect on me. . . .This is a difficult maze as this type of roadblock seems to pop up often and render me powerless and sad.  Certainly, others affect me in multiple ways, but the purpose of this interior exploration is to determine how I am able to transport some measure of change to others, just by reflecting myself to the world, rather than giving the world back what I assume or believe they want to hear. It is a matter of habit to analyze others, but sometimes foreign territory to analyze the self.  One thing is clear, I do know from analyzing others, that they are much, much, more than they themselves can see--we seem to walk around with blinders, having built our egos from our own beliefs, our own experiences, but yet, we fail to see our denial, our projections, our automatic reactions conditioned by why we think we are.   Who we are, is more than our self-constructed images, from our superficial personas to our own mirrors of ourselves.  Embedded in a society that built of externals, we fail to see our spirits, our souls, and our inner truth.  Perhaps our earth walk is really not external at all, but through external events, we bump into who we are---if we don't like it, we run, if we enjoy it, we stay--but the fact is running or staying--both are aspects of our "self" and our membership in humanity.  Roadblock 2:  will wait until another day after further self reflection.

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FantasyCastle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
On the positive side, I am holding on to inner truth.. the still silent part of the self that just "knows" and the part that belongs to the spirit within/without , who actually just happens to be resting in my body for the moment.. .

I pray holding onto the faith that this spirit, this flow of life is where my trust is solid. . . .and that whatever comes to pass is based in the power of love--and compassionate loving justice. ...
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FantasyCastle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
sometimes, the most heinous crimes are conducted by those who purport to be victims. . . .Beware of the mask of the 'victim' as wolving predators know full well how to exploit others through appeals for compassion. . . .
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LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank-you
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LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave
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brithawk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Thanks for the fav!
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