Thursday, August 28, 2008
Seja Se Mesmo
It can be very easy to be swept up in the ideas of fame, fortune and beauty. In fact, many people become so obessed with these ideas that they forget to smile, be a friend, or lend a listening ear.
The idea of "worldiness" or deceiving ourselves with a wrong idenity is not an old one. Even, Jesus of Nazareth taught about those deceived by worldly pleasures. In parable of the sower (Matthew 13: 3-8,18-22) one can learn about certain "seeds" (or intrepreted as people) that encountered thorns that choked their plant before it could bare fruit. The Lord intrepreted those thorns to be "the care of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of the world (Mark 4:19).
However, a conscious person--one that is true to themself--does not have to be swept away by such cares. One can find confidence in knowing their true self is divinely unique. Only that one person has certain gifts and talents to touch another.
So although you may feel like a small tender plant, growing up in a huge brick wall, remember this. Your True self has power to change the world.
So, simply be yourself.