Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seja Se Mesmo

Pflanze / Plant 2
Originally uploaded by leralle
While reading a book today, I found this quote: "Trying to follow your own moral compass in the swirl of social, legal and ecomonmic strom [of this world] is not easy. You can easily get 'off course,' confused in your ability to know [truly who you are].

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.

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