Thursday, July 21, 2005

Unfolding Of Self

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch

The unfolding of self is a process that often demands growing pains. Stretching of your soul space and broadening of your mind is certainly not a pain free journey. But we should be happy to outgrow what does not fit in comfort anymore.
Not many of us would be content to live forever as a child in body and mind. And clothes three sizes too small give little protection from the elements. Growth demands change. Change demands contemplation. Contemplation demands action. And action demands space.
The space you fill and what you fill it with matters. Each day we make important choices, whether we realize it or not. Some simply opt to blindly follow the person directly ahead of them. Others choose to wander off alone. Some plod along, others tiptoe, but the brave hearted see their path and struggle to fit into it.
I seek a sunny place to do my unfolding, as free as possible from the shadows of the past. Because I learned long ago that it is impossible to stretch out in comfort in a place crowded with the baggage of yesterday.