Can you see it?
I hope you can...
it's right there....
you gotta look closer.
Can you see it now? focus... it's right there! Come on... Look again.
Seriously.. it's. right. there! take your time... look slooowwly.
There you go!....
But the question is, do you see yourself beyond the ripples? Do you see yourself beyond the visual noise we can't help avoid? In the world of social webs, public expectations, absent authenticity... can you see yourself? I hope you can. It's hard work to look beyond the ripples of your life, not to mention the wake of other's ripples colliding with yours. Train your brain to understand that ripples are temporary. because they are.
At the end of the day, at the end of your life, when the ripples are gone, and the noise is not there, or not a priority anymore, all you will have is yourself. This is not easy to do. It takes a ton of effort, and courage. I'm victim of my own rippled illusions. When this happens, I try not to be hypnotized by the motion of the current and change my perspective.
With enough time under my belt, I've found comfort in not looking down, or backwards. Patiently and quietly, I focus on what's in front of me.
There will be moments where I'm so lost in thought, I can't even see my reflection. This is when my best work happens. I can see where I want to go, and who I want to be. I can see _______.
From there I muster the vulnerable courage to head that way, regardless of how the unwelcomed ripples of social circumstances taunt me. Oftentimes this can be a lonely journey.
Heading somewhere not traveled in solitude can be good for the soul; because it's quiet. While on your travels into the unknown, don't forget, wherever you go, yourself is certain to follow. Best be on the same page with that person.
If you need a buddy to lean on, we're on the same uncharted path, failing our way forward too. :)
We got you :) Here is another special weekly picture sent to me from someone who knows how much I enjoy them. It comes from a phone call, turned into meeting up in a stuffy office, then buying a house to call home, then selling that home, to finally buying "that" home.... ultimately evolving into a lifelong friend (cause that's how to do it)... :) There he sat, quietly enjoying the moments of solitude, at his new home, the one facing west with no neighbors behind him, looking deep into the White Tank mountains.. he shared with me the reflections of his morning. It simply just warms the shit out of my heart... like all the way. :) Just had to share with a friend :) Have a grateful weekend friend :)