We often believe that this journey is about going from point A to point B. That point B being this state of enlightenment, bliss, a new place we've never been before. But the heroic journey is not a voyage from A to B.
This journey closely matches that of our intimate relationships.
Hear me out.
We leave a familiar surrounding of childhood, subconsciously seeking to have our unmet needs fulfilled. We navigate wounded, bare, hopelessly seeking, passing through various partnerships and conflicts, heartbreaks, and unknown territories, only realizing that those needs are still not being met.
So we blame the other, we get bitter, frustrated, desperate, and then eventually we give up, stay single because "it's easier." Slowly, we silently blame ourselves, settling into a state of inadequacy. Wishing and WAITING that one day, that person will appear.
Because childhood needs are the same as we need in adulthood, this journey (if we are brave to embark on it) carries us back to where we started. Point A. But, this time NOT a place where once lacked connection and divine love but to a place where our souls feel peace and harmony.
It is YOUR responsibility to embark on this journey back home and back to YOU. The authentic, loving you.