“In the end, I’ve come to believe in something I call the physics of the quest. A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rules of quest physics goes something like this….if you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments and set out on a truth seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared most of all to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will NOT be withheld from you.” Liz Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
And I realized with a smile that although I am not in an ashram or working with a medicine man and I am not alone without my beloved, still I am, both internally and externally, on a truth seeking journey, a quest of physics that Liz speaks of. I am open to finding the truth of my Self on this journey.
What if we lived our whole lives this way, being brave enough to continually go on a truth seeking journey, what if our whole life was continually in search of truth about ourselves. We would live in a state of openness and receptiveness, following all the clues given to us, listening to our instincts and not being afraid to see and forgive the truth of ourselves.
The other night when I couldn’t sleep and got up to write stories about some of the people in my life, suddenly I was handed a beautiful truth about myself. For a moment there in the living room of someone else’s home, in the middle of the night, as I wrote about a great lifetime friend I have, I saw what they see when they look at me. I saw myself from the outside in. And it was wondrous, although it didn’t last long, this revelation. In that moment, though, I felt a love for my own Self that went beyond anything I’d ever experienced in just that way.
For all seekers, I write this and humbly share. In love of truth.