The process by which all of this takes place—the transformation in which we become more fully on the outside what we are, in truth, in our inner nature—always happens in fits and starts. It also goes on through the whole of our lives. It is in the nature of life itself to destroy that which is decaying or no longer useful in order to give birth to something more vital, fresh and joyous. It’s my belief that each one of us is here on this planet to most fully live out the unique nature of our being and to discover our own truth, rather than trying to adjust ourselves to what we believe convention is asking us to do or be. We become more real as we transform. Real beauty, like real truth, is authentic and has nothing to do with age or culture or superficial copying of somebody else’s style. It’s about being who you are in a way that celebrates the role you have to play in life—in effect, the unique flower that you are.
Transformation is a process that has always fascinated me. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of life. It is by no means always easy, but it is so exciting and so rewarding that who cares if you have to experience a headache while your body is detoxifying, or shed tears for the loss of a relationship? Such events are milestones along the road that each of us walks towards wholeness, authenticity and freedom. These are momentary experiences, firmly anchored in space and time, like sights we see through the windows of a train on the most exciting journey any of us ever take—the journey of our own unfolding within the magnificent web of life, to which we all belong.
Courtesy Leslie Kenton