To define is to confine. “One who is immortal and who has control of everything that happens to him strikes me as self-condemned to eternal boredom, since he lives in a world without mystery or surprise.” - The Watercourse Way
I don’t remember the first time I heard this quote, but it stuck to me like glue. So this rolls through my head like the tide, of just letting things be, of not defining them, perhaps letting them breathe to be whatever it is they are… My mother just went through a major surgery and not having a complete list of every thing she’s been diagnosed with over her life and every surgery she’s had, limb operated on, medical condition annotated, I began a spread sheet last night to keep for us kids a record and this morning this all flows into my brain. So many things we are labeled in our lifetime, by ourselves, maybe by doctors, maybe by friends or former friends, rather, but we can choose you know, to step outside of that box.
Maybe it isn’t ill-will towards you but if feels like to you a definition that doesn’t fit or you’re working hard to break out of that mold (think Martha Stewart, Tiger Woods, any celeb that has undergone character drama for the world to see), someone wise once said “When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.” So we take baby steps in the direction we want to go, maybe that isn’t even yet defined, and that’s all the better. We walk the path we choose to walk, every damn day, and it isn’t laid out, it can’t possibly be.
Let go of definitions today. Let go of the storyline you're writing in your head or think others are writing, of you. Relinquish a wee bit of control to your right brain. Choose to just BE. #truth #carlirene #inspiration #artistsoninstagram #atx #austin #socohotel #sameinkdifferentday