Authentic Self

You’ve been kidding yourself about yourself for so long, you’re someone else. Your you is just a fragile fabrication. Every morning, you have to wake up, assemble this busy, dissembling monster, and get him or her on his or her feet again for another round of fantasy โ€• David Guterson

Photo by Grady

We are all storytellers. All invested in creating the fabric of our lives by weaving threads to suit our needs and enhance our life experiences. Our Quilt of Life is stitched together in a patchwork of stories. Some truths, but mostly myths. We each create our own personal myths and like myths, our stories contain both good and bad characters that help us or hold us back. People we can blame for our sadly lacking lives or those who motivate and inspire us. We also have the power to rewrite our own history. These fragments of life experiences are woven into our thoughts, desires, passions; our very life force. The social media effect makes it very easy to portray ourselves in a good light. To live our lives in a faux roseate glow. So it is imperative that we donโ€™t lose sight of our Authentic Self.

A rose of iron is strong and everlasting and exquisitely beautiful in its monochromatic hue. It does not have the drama of color, sweet romance in its scent or the sensual allure of a real rose. Both are beautiful in their own way. Neither trying to be more or less of the other. It is how we connect our external reality to our internal reality.

With Balance and Truth.

13 thoughts on “Authentic Self

    • Grady March 29, 2019 / 6:37 am

      Thanks Johnny! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment – very much appreciated! :}


  1. earthwalking13 March 30, 2019 / 9:36 am

    Very poetic, and true. And a bit of challenge to live up to my own myths. Sometimes I’m the good character, other times the bad. Counting down the days till I’m back in the mountains, needing to be the Iron Rose – love that imagery.

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    • Grady March 30, 2019 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you for taking time to comment and I love that you see what I was trying to say about life and roses ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

    • Grady April 1, 2019 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. admin July 19, 2019 / 7:26 pm

    Beautiful thoughts. Like the idea of uniqueness and balance, you described metaphorically!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Grady September 22, 2019 / 6:27 pm

      Thank You! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. disletti October 10, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    Wow what a beautiful article and so spot on. Iโ€™ve let others and my inner demons control me and change my overall reality. It reminded me that I must take charge again. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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