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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday Meditations - What are you really looking for?

Henry David Thoreau - Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

Exactly what do you think we're looking for most in life? I mean we're all struggling to find something . . . what is it? And is it the same basic thing for everyone or are we all different?

I think I'm looking for being heard. Closeness. And I used to look for acceptance. Maybe on that one I either have learned to accept myself now or I don't really care - getting older does have it's advantages (teehee).
Maybe we're looking for needs not met from a childhood or life . . . and then again maybe not.
Maybe we're looking for things that don't exist.
Are we looking for who we are?
Or maybe we're looking for things we already have and have missed 'seeing' them along the way.

So what are you really looking for?



^..^ Corgidogmama ^..^ said...

More food for thought today Chatty~I love it, and need it.
YOu're right, at this stage of the game, I'm 57, I don't seek acceptance...I just don't "care" anymore, and pretty much do my own thing, dress my own way, no inner contests to have or be what others are. However......I do yen for closeness, for mattering to others, to be/do what I was put on earth for originally. We should "seek" until we die I's a journey afterall!!

Laura said...

Hmmm, what am I looking for? I assume that you are not talking about a comfortable pair of black high heels shoes. I'm hoping that I am looking for more than one thing, because there is so much that interests me and so much that I want to learn and experience. But perhaps at the core of all that is that I want to feel that I have lived a worthwhile life. How I judge that changes. Now, it's helping my students and my daughters, being a good daughter to my parents, and being a support to my friends. And for the me part of all that, I hope that my writing, which is a written reflection of me, I hope that it is as worthwhile to readers as it is to me.

Chatty Crone said...

"I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach

If the answer is yes, do you think we've found what we're looking for?

"The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"The greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person. When this is done I feel contact has been made."
Virginia Satir

You sound like an awesome mother and a great teacher - hope my grandson has a teacher like you some day!

Chatty Crone said...


I checked out your Blog and I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment for you.

I can hear and sense your pain and frustration. In some ways we are in the same boat and in other ways not, but I do understand some of your feelings.

I hope that the house sells soon and you are able to start on your own voyage.