If you're lucky, you'll happen upon the lost place (where you will re-introduce yourself to yourself) and know exactly where to go, with confidence...
If you're lucky, one day you’ll find yourself in a lost place and your mind will instantly know which way to go. You’ll feel so content and free to be yourself, love yourself in the very condition you are in, and comfortably aspire to be and do what your heart desires. You’ll release the need to respond to every experience in your life the way you've been taught to, and know that we are all human. You will FEEL your emotions, however trivial or extreme, and know that they are not the end of the world, nor do they require that you give a pre-determined response.
As you walk alone, you will find that aloneness does not mean alone, unworthy, or waiting. Child-less does not mean less of who God created us to be. Many of us have shopped in society to buy our dreams: the white-picket fence, the prestige of title, the home that appears unlived-in and costs a fortune in energy and time we are away from our families to afford it, the vehicle that no one can eat in and takes a fourth (or more) of our monthly salary.
As you awaken to a world of all-things-beautiful, you’ll find that your weight and body type does not require adjusting to make others comfortable in the name of health, nor does it have any relation to your worth or self-esteem. You no longer tell people how good they look because they’ve lost weight or how proud you are of them because they’ve accomplished what society deems appropriate, yet lost true soul, compassion, often integrity, joy and originality. There will be no need for shapers, religiously followed diets, or 100 selfies until the right one filters through.
Here, you have permission to love yourself and others despite differences and/or experiences. In this space, there is no need for jealousy, competition, or to meet others' expectations. You can forgive or accept others without explanation (because you love them or desire to have them in your life). You will no longer ditch relationships because they do not live up to unreasonable standards, pretend as though you own others, or demand compliance. You are free to distance yourself from things that don’t align with your personal peace without offending.
Shame of the past and current status will be laid aside to make room for confidence, assurance, and gratitude for the experiences life has afforded you. With this gratitude for life, comes the compassion and empathy for all others that have not happened upon the lost place, where the only things lost are the very learned behaviors that drove us astray from this “happy” place initially.
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.