How true that is to me. I have always looked back over my Journey thinking of it as chapters in my novel of life, but now I see that each chapter of Me can actually stand alone. Each part of my Life, while leading me ultimately to this place & time, actually is a complete story that stands alone. Each part of my life could have become the Here & Now of me. Each part has a beginning, a middle, & an ending. Then the next story starts anew.
I have been thinking so much lately of writing a book, factional writing (fiction based on facts changing names & places perhaps while delving into the lessons that came at each juncture & what I brought to meld into the Me I am today based on what I learned). I have a title, but now rather than a several hundred page book that ties each chapter together I am thinking of a series of short stories that carry a theme. Each story would stand alone, but would also contribute to the final story. It would be a complete book of stories. Stories that chronicle my Journey, the discovery of my Path, the ups & downs I have gone through to reach the Enlightenment I have today. I may have more Enlightenment later but for today I am content in the knowledge that I have come far from where I was to where I am.
It has always amazed me that in looking back on my past lives (not reincarnations but all the lives I have lived in this incarnation) how I sometimes do not recognize ME in those lives because that me is so far removed from the Here & Now Me. Most times it is like I am telling someone else's story. Sometimes the past me is very foreign to the present me. Maybe everyone feels that way & maybe not, but I know that is how I feel.
I think of all the points, crossroads if you will, where I made a conscious decision to become someone else - to explore a different facit of myself. Each time this happened I know it was the Universe leading my Spirit to fulfill my true destiny, to find my authentic self that I had journeyed here to become. Sometimes I had to leave people behind in order to walk that part of my Path, because it was not their Path. Sometimes I have made a u-turn & gone back to the story because I thought I could change the ending. This has only brought pain to me & to others & has not changed the outcome of that particular story, but has only prolonged the ending. Peace has been found in journeying on the Path that has been set before me - walking unquestioningly into the unknown because that is where I am being lead.
So, I think I will go through all my writings - Journals, old blogs, this blog, notes scratched here & there to find all that I want to include. I think it is time to begin editing my writings, to begin putting them in some sort of order, & to begin to tie all the short stories into a work that I hope will be found useful by others. I may still write here & I may not - that is yet to be seen. But be assured that at some point you will see my writings again. For now, dear readers, I leave you with this...
“May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God's blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you.
May your heart be strong.
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.”