This weekend I have been thinking about school, and what they do or do not teach us. We are taught about relationships, but they miss out the most unique and complicated one of all, which we can never walk away from. That is our relationship with ourselves.
Every flaw we magnify like it was a volcanic crater, finding ourselves like a Swiss cheese not the work in progress we are. We do not let wounds heal, as seldom give ourselves time out, or pick away again and again at the scabs so continue to hurt us. Every mistake we judge ourselves, sentencing to years and life, which we would never demand of another, unless for some heinous crime. We wear masks, as frightened that others may not like the real us, and wear them so often we do not know or love ourselves.
As this year is 2020, maybe we should see ourselves with clarity and/or sharpness of vision. Put down the rose tinted glasses and masks, and see ourselves afresh. Nobody is perfect, but we are normal; human beings trying to make it through this journey with the only guaranteed companion ourselves. The scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Dorothy are all parts of ourselves that we need to survive. So let’s follow the yellow brick road, being wary of false wizards, and enjoy the journey…wherever it takes us and the steps along the way.
© Fi S. J. Brown