Where is This Relationship Going?
How many hours have I spent thinking about what other people will think about […]?
How many nights have I spent thinking that I haven't done enough or I should get better in ... ?
How many minutes have I spent thinking about what I want to be, who I want to be, where I want to be?
How many conversations have I spent feeling I'm not smart enough?
How many days have I spent fearing I made a wrong decision, or thinking I don't know how to make the right decision, or fearing it'll be too late by the time I make a decision?
How many writings and poems and paintings have I spent time criticising and judging?
Do see where this relationship is going?
Yes, you'll meet people, make new friends, leave some, find new jobs, change some, earn some money, lose some. Yes, life goes on and things are happening. Of course. But where are you in all of this. I mean where are YOU in all of this?
"And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time." T.S. Eliot
This relationship with you is primal and divine and the most important relationship you will ever have.
You are more than what other people think.
You are more than your history.
Composing the relationship with yourself is a work of art.
It is sailing through the sea of the unknown.
Shaping your way to your freedom is a work of art. One so delicate and intimate. Sifting through the accretions and agglomerations of added voices and views. Carving through raw observations, beyond desired manifestations to a much wider landscape of YOU.
Everything in the universe is relationship. Don’t skip the investment in the relationship with yourself.
Photography: Mario Sorning