Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life.
And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem.
Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
|—||Eckhart Tolle (via in-lackech)|
|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via diluvie)|
Making homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – no, scratch that – taking them from the oven and eating them. Watching my boys trickle into the kitchen, “Are the ready yet?” The smell taunts them and I smile knowing that they love the excitement of the cookie making process more than the cookies. Somehow once they are cooled and in a tin, they loose their appeal a bit. The experience is over. Mommy isn’t clanking around in the kitchen to the sound of the mixer and crackled music on the old radio recessed in the wall. Wouldn’t it be great if that feeling could be packed up in the tin along with the cookies?
Feeling a little lost today. The kind when you don’t want to be found. The quiet, coffee in hand, find my own way kind. The kind when it feels like it might be a good idea to pick up and start over with all of you. Take what I know, have learned from and start over in the place that seems perfect for who this me is right now. Knowing truly that I’m probably where I need to be, can be the same person here as I think I might be there. Just finding it hard to find my way in this place I have created through the choices, glories and mistakes made thus far. Can you start over right where you are? Change a bit, but not too much? Curious to try … getting closer to me might not mean getting further away.
That’s a beautiful feeling. :)