“So many of us are afraid of meeting ourselves, alone, without distraction.
We have been taught to fashion an image of
who we think we are supposed to be and show that to the world.”
--Dawna Markova in I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, pg 22
We avoid ourselves at our own peril and to the detriment of a life well-lived with utmost fulfillment and healthier relationships. Our constant states of distraction with the world and the people around us on social media, television, and computer screens drain and rob us of awareness, presence, and wholehearted satisfaction.
Instead of creating our own inspiring, heroic life stories, we try to wear the stories of others and dress in ill-fitting garments which do not accurately represent who we are now and are still meant to be. Little by little, we become strangers to the very personal essence of “who I am” and even come to develop fear and phobia of finding ourselves alone with our own company.