On the path of self-discovery, there are two main orientations—Seeking and Exploring. From a young age most of us are conditioned to be Seekers. To search and find. To acquire and achieve whether those achievements are material or spiritual. For many years I knew myself only as a Seeker, and would say things like . . .
Great story that really resonates with my own journey. I had always been a seeker. Now I listen most to my soul. Exploring. Reminds me of that great EE Cummings quote...
“ A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words.
This may sound easy. It isn’t.
A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
We are all poets. We all will meet at that rock called “I don’t know”. We could never trade mystery for mastery.
Another great post Kevin !