The Real You

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sunΒ  ~Β  Β Don Miguel Ruiz

photo by Grady

We spend so much time searching for The Meaning of Life little realizing that as we search, so we travel further and further away from our true self and how we perceived ‘our’ world back then.Β  Those precious moments of wide-eyed awe as we became aware of our senses and the emotional high that came with seeing a beautiful flower or holding a tiny kitten. To lie in the grass and stare up at the sky as clouds magically turned into animals and birds. A world of love, joy and freedom, a world of wonder and curious thought. Somehow the growing up years manage to take this away from us.

And this is why I am Searching for Grady.

A young Grady


25 thoughts on “The Real You

  1. JayMentor May 28, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Most wonderful quote. Nostalgia of childhood memories! WIW!πŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 2 people

    • Grady June 1, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      It is becoming a fun journey πŸ™‚


      • JayMentor June 1, 2018 / 9:25 pm

        Thank you


    • Grady May 29, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you so much! 😁


    • Grady June 1, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks! I am well on the way 😁😁


    • Grady June 1, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Absolutely! Strangely, the older I get the easier it becomes πŸ™‚ It all starts making perfect sense again πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Abdul Gani June 9, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Yes the real you is very much alive, full of love and high spirit ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. oldpoet56 June 23, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I really liked the quote and the rest of the article was a very good read also. I thank you for taking of your time to post it. I am going to reblog this one for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Grady June 24, 2018 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your kind words and reblog πŸ™‚


  4. sunilmdabral November 5, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Oh! The last photograph, that took me to my childhood😊. Beautiful memories amazingly sketched and with a feeling of nostalgia. Loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Grady November 15, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your very kind words πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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