Alice went on a journey of self-discovery only to discover things are not always as they appear. As in life, you meet all sorts of people who take you here, there and everywhere, they can cause confusion, offer a great deal of comfort and take you down your own personal rabbit hole.
Curiosity gets the best of us at times, and also opens us up to explore our lives in deeper ways that can teach us to trust ourselves or go mad, retreat and doubt ourselves. We have all been out of our minds at least once in our lives, maybe even as colorful as Alices if we are trusting enough to open to life.
All the attractions and distractions are character builders. They either make us or break us depending on a multitude of variables and how we choose to accept and live them.
“We are all metaphorically speaking like Alice in many ways; engaged in a romantic quest for our own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death.” This elixir of life we drink every day whether we set out consciously or not.
The bottom line; the mind is a powerful meter waiting to be fed. Like our hearts, the mind, body, and spirit require gentle nurturing.
The brain is an exceptional convoluted creation not to waste. Life is offering us many opportunities to open more to ourselves, to discover our potentials, to learn to accept ourselves fully, as we are, not as others wish us to be, and that, we are ALL worthy.
“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across, but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!”
Come join Self-Love, just click on the BIG heart; Dolby DHarma SelfLove
Illustration by Tove Jansson for a rare edition of Alice in Wonderland.