“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” – Masaru Emoto
The real you is always at hand. The core of you is eternally rooted in love, and as a result, is ever delighted, motivated, and strong. Most importantly, it is ever available.
When you abandon the inner you, you immediately begin to doubt or deny its presence. Your identity shifts from within to without, from the reality of you to the self-constructed you. Your sense of impotence, insecurity and isolation grows and you begin casting around for fig leaves, that is, for something, anything to fill the void.
As hard as you might try, you cannot cover over the shame of having abdicated your rightful position and turned your back on your true authority. You cannot build a “super you” and fill the emptiness you feel in these moments from the outside with people, things, or interests.
The only real way out is to return to yourself, to be true to the truth of you, which ultimately means reconciling yourself with love itself.