“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.
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I take note of your words considering motivation, delight and strength. When we are having such an experience it is good to take note how we have been in line with the expression of love through ourselves. When times arise where we are feeling unmotivated, discouraged and weak it may relate to being out of line or possibly a “shift point” occurring for ourselves. A shift point where we are shedding what is passing away for the greater expression of love to come through ourselves. Either way it is good to continue to give thanks in resonance with the core of ourselves.