Friday, May 23, 2014

False Representation

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One day, I hope to wake up and find that we place less importance on valuing and defining ourselves by that which is exterior and extraneous to who we are. We define ourselves by our looks, our clothes, our preferences, likes and dislikes, actions, thoughts, ethnicity, culture, and money. This is individualism and this would not be a problem if we did not use it to separate ourselves from one another, to create an illusion that we are not all the same. We are all the same, for we carry the same burdensome heart. Do we each not ache and hurt and feel joy and love in the same way? Do we not all fear loneliness, abandonment, and rejection? The only thing which our hearts need is love, yet we find it so difficult to acquire and give love. And, if we all want to give and receive the same thing from one another, why is it so difficult to do so? What is it that prevents us from loving and connecting with one another?

Personally, I believe we can blame everything on our ego. Our ego is our own perception and definition of ourselves and we have based it upon things which lay outside of ourselves. Because all the superficial material and ideas which we have used to define us are truly irrelevant to who we are, we consequently don't know who we are, don't know what we want, and have devalued our own self-worth. I am not my car. I am not the music I listen to. I am not my job. I am not my neighborhood. I am not my past. I am but one heart beating with an infinite capacity and capability for love and that is what all of us are. But, because we can not see beyond our ego; the false identity of ourselves, we barricade ourselves off from love, the one thing we need to feel complete. Stop trying to define yourself and just be. Ignore your desire for individualism for a moment and take notice of all the ways in which you are the same as everyone else. We are but one.

Shorts - Misc. Trading and Co. in downtown Fresno, CA
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Necklace- Betsey Johnson
Boots- Luxury Rebel

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  1. Love this and the writing was very thought-provoking. It's so easy to get tied up in our egos, and it def messes wit our perception. Diggin' the shorts from misc xx

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  2. Such a thoughtful post. It sure makes me think.
    Wonderful writing.
    xoxo, Haylee

  3. WOW nice look from you! I had a crush on your short nice choice with the top. it's simply a gorgeous style., feel free to share your thoughts there xx

  4. i like you outfit


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