“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” -Eckhart Tolle.
I am not lost without other people. Just the opposite. It is when I am around others that I lose track of myself.
People are so loud and urgent with their desire to be acknowledged. To be understood.
All so full with their hunger to be more than what they are. So desperate with their greedy tears that leak from their lost eyes.
It is only in solace that I am clear with my own thoughts and being. People want too much.
They aren’t conscious of who they are. You can’t become what you already are. So why even try?
Just be the best you.
I have to separate myself from others to do that.
Be alone with my essence.
with the stillness
and the calm.
and just be