Monday, June 29, 2009
Do you remember "The Changlings" in Star Trek? They were beings that could become something or someone else depending on the situation. How often are we changlings in our own lives and relationships? There have been many a time that I have not been completely honest with someone else, about who I am. Instead I have tried to be what they wanted. It started in childhood with my parents and siblings. The thought was "If they really knew me, they wouldn't love me, so I have to be what they want me to be so that I get their love." Then as I grew older I found that it was easier in a relationship to morph into what the other person wanted. Funny thing is, the more that I became the person I wasn't, the more I longed for the person I was. When I finally found the awareness of the person I really am, I yearned more for that essence. It is like a truth serum, a holy grail, the power within. The hardest part is to admit it to yourself, and start living your truth instead of the lie. It is not easy, but once you start it is an elixir of passion and purpose far beyond what you every thought possible to have.