To all my Pine Ridge friends – This quote reminds me of Pine Ridge…it reminds me of Casco, Maine…it reminds me of planet earth…it reminds me of being human. We are all one tribe and we are the truth we seek to know…
Why We Struggle to find ourselves and How to do it.
“For a long time I’ve had a bit of an obsession with coming home. Not my physical home, but HOME with a capital H. Being with myself. Knowing who I was. Leaning back into me and having that “AH” feeling of being totally whole and totally at peace. I felt like there was something missing, and that I needed to find that missing piece to complete the puzzle. I thought that if I found the right job, or met the right man, or had the right friends, or went on the right adventure that I would find it.
The journey to the self is much less of a linear path to be trodden and much more of a turning back to ourselves. It’s a stopping, a slowing down, and the realization that we are already complete and whole. But, it wasn’t until I stopped trying to get somewhere, be it the perfect future or the end of a spiritual path that I could see that I was what I was looking for. And, that I’m here not out there.
So call off the search. You don’t need to be found. you’re already here.”
– Jane Doherty