Going Deeper Into Self

This is the most uncomfortable area we fear to visit. There is fear of discovering who we really are; and this is the scariest truth we don’t want to know. But somewhere somehow we get to be there. The things we think about, the things we are told, the way we receive and process things and how we end up walking that lane sifting, processing and absorbing things like a wet sponge is what gets us there. We don’t choose to be there it’s a process.

Thinking about it, how many times do we agree with our thoughts of who we discover to be? How often do we accept the truth about ourselves? There is a difference in knowing or rather discovering and accepting who we are. That process of discovery may seem to be easy but accepting is another chapter. I call it a chapter because I can go on and on about this process. It does not happen over night. Accepting one self is a journey. Along this journey we try and fall over again; pick ourselves up shake off the dust and go; and fall again. But what we should keep on doing is not to lose hope or get tired to try again. This is what I have learned. Learn to trust the process. We may fall several times but the refining process does not stop. It keeps doing it’s job until the Refiner is satisfied that He has done his job and the one refined is ready to be a new-be.

Today I want to say to you:

Take courage, keep doing that exercise. Cry, be angry at yourself for being you, find that moment to reflect and understand that area / angel that you keep falling from. Focus on it with your prayer and request to God. Allow God to speak to you and guide you. Wait in patience and trusting; be obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit because nothing is a coincidence about our lives. We live according to a set plan

Published by mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matters. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen a pad with me, life is a story that I never want to miss writing about. It always fascinates me when we are categorized as introverts and extroverts because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I later understood the personality behind it: quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thinking; antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader you cannot do that in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It is interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because I fit so perfectly (besides the stereotypes, it is the truth): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I am born an artist” I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school. I am University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology), graduated with MBA in Sports in 2011. Worked for more 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family. What I am grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although mostly often, we do not have answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad and my mind likes solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenges my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books from 14 years and I am still their fan reader. They share their stories in writing and as someone who likes sharing, I quickly connected with them My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging......I love sharing Sharing is golden

2 thoughts on “Going Deeper Into Self

  1. I really love this amazing, it is an easy read honest and has life experience which is all we can give of ourselves to encourage one other . What I’m taking it is courage and doing bit by bit everyday God will sees and knows your hearts and all that you need

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