In Kitchen Table Wisdom, Rachel quotes A Course of Miracles, “When I have forgiven myself and remembered who I am, I will bless everyone and everything I see.” This is one of the most inspiring and difficult things I have considered in a long time. Reading this in her book comes on the heels of hour-long conversations I have had with my close friends over the past few days. It also comes after thinking for weeks by myself.
Finding out who we are can be very troubling. It means that we have to break away from influences which have told us who we are. It can mean losing our titles, our awards, our achievements and our categories. For me, it has had to mean that. Meaning cannot come from material possessions or man-made contrivances and truth, so far as I can tell, cannot come from what others tell us must be so. Finding out who we are means finding out what truth means to us. Remembering who we are means knowing the very deepest parts of us which have been silent for years of our lives. Silent, not forever, but instead for just as long as we want for them to be silent. The deepest parts of us will answer back when we ask questions and I think the deepest parts of us will answer back especially when we ask the right questions. I am glad that I am surrounded by people who help me ask the right questions, now I think I need to listen.