I’m still trying to figure out who ‘me’ is. This blog is about that exploration. Sharing what i dare in how i’m coming through some tough times. Some of you may know the roles of me. All of them are true, but most of them are only partially real. Perception, filters, history and labels create what is sometimes called ‘my’ truth. Strip that stuff away and we might start getting to what’s Real. That’s the journey i’m on.
I’m in a continual process of letting go of my perceptions, ‘shoulds’, and the ideas of how i think things/situations are or how i want them to be that prevent me from seeing or experiencing Reality. Real isn’t always pretty, but it’s always perfect, because it never has to pretend it’s anything else. There’s nothing more beautiful than that.
So here i sit in a mountain town that i’ve never been in before. I’m about to go explore and i’m going to try to see, hear and feel the Real of where i am. Just like in asana (one of my roles is an Iyengar Yoga Teacher) i use this as a vehicle – a training tool, to get to the Real inside…baby steps, steadying the breath when i leave my habit and comfort zone to get beyond my truth and delve into what’s Real.
Some traditions, schools, mystics, etc. have similar ideas, but perhaps use different words. All are valid – and none, in this venue are up for debate. This is just me trying to get real – using this blog as another tool to help me along.
Real stands alone, unaffected by our filters and perceptions. It doesn’t depend on our ego to create it’s beauty or defence. Maybe someday, i’ll be able to live in the fully revealed beauty of the Real Me.