Thursday, February 16, 2012

One Journey

"There is only one journey. Going inside yourself. " - Rainer Maria Rilke  Almost daily in my classes I talk about going inward, that the answers we seek are inside us.  As life tosses her best shots at us, we tend to search for answers everywhere!  We ask our friends, we ask family, we ask those that we admire, we ask God.......and we wait.  For most of us, we don't wait very long, and we move on thinking many times that there are no answers.  And sadly, if we think there are no answers, or we began to feel too much, we reach for alcohol or drugs or another human, anything to numb and stop the questions.

One journey, going inside......wisdom and intuition are our gifts, our compass if you will to guide us on our journey through this life......but we don't think we're smart enough or know enough or good enough to have what we seek.  We make this journey difficult don't we?  But it is a learning process,  some of us get it quickly, most of us finally get it, and sadly some never do.

One journey, going is usually way scarier to go inward than outward.  Going outward, there are all kinds of things we can grab hold of, people we can blame, circumstances we can whine about, lots of distractions.  Going inside.......then it is just us, that face we see in the mirror every day,the voice in the head that taunts, inside it is only you, for better or worse.  Going inside, then we have to let go of self-judgement, expectations, and all those masks we wear daily.

One journey, going inside.......we find stillness, we find peace and we find the answers we seek.


  1. I know I am your hubby, but I am blown away by the thing you write.

  2. I know I am your hubby, but I am blown away by the thing you write.

  3. I think that's why its good to have a creative outlet! Take care

  4. "The kingdom of God is within you," Jesus said. We do need to self-examine. I think God sends the answers to our questions to our hearts and minds. That is why we need to meditate and think quietly each day and listen for his voice. We don't do this if we are always distracted and busy.

  5. Your writing conveys the depth of the interior. Howling Turtle told me of your blog and said you might be interested in mine which is about healing from traumatic stress here: Take good care.