Sunday, February 5, 2012

Getting to Know Us, Getting to Know all about Us

Most of us don't know who we are.

We don't know what we want. We don't know where we are heading. And we don't know why we get up in the morning to repeat the same old routine every day.

You must have heard about the inner journey from one source or another but still don't know what it has got to do with life itself. What's the big deal about traveling within? And why do we have to do that? Why? Well because Cher tells us that sooner or later 'We all sleep alone' and Gilbert O'Sullivan is 'Alone again, naturally' and Heart likes to be 'Alone'. I mean can you even look at the mirror and tell that person looking back at you if you like her/him?

Asking ourselves personal questions can be quite a confrontation. Do we really want to know why we are so temperamental? Losing our heads at the snap of a finger? Or why we drink so much it's a sure-fire onset for future health problems? Or that we are promiscuous and reckless, angry all the time and drug-laden, spending beyond our means and so so lonely? Do we dare ask ourselves what is making us so damn useless that is making us so ugly?

I guess if we truly want answers we have to ask the right questions and not dwell or justify on those that need no answers like: Don't you think I'm gorgeous? Am I not kind when I give so much love and get nothing back? Why do people hate me so much?

Though the truth is hard to swallow, even if it reveals some dark secrets of our past or expose our weakest attribute, it can be cathartic and empowering just as well. Though knowing too much can be intimidating to our small mindedness at the beginning, once we understand what it is that make us tick, we can take control of our lives and focus on our true vision that will lead us out of this entanglement.


John Ling said...

That's very true. We don't really know who we are or what we're capable of *until* we're put to the test. =)

Julya said...

true true, hear hear