I would like to write words that lift a reader’s day, perhaps help a heart heal, a body heal, the soul too. Let’s not leave the soul out. Absent that and you’ve removed oxygen from the air.
If you’ve lost sight of, or never knew, the extraordinary value of the life that is you, I can promise you, it’s there. Michelangelo (1474-1564), the Italian sculptor, painter and architect, believed the masterpiece was already in the block of marble. His task was to keep carving so we could see it. He once said: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
I believe each life is a masterpiece in its own right, right from the beginning. The thing is, life can be brutal and many of us have received some cruel and untrue! messages about who we are. Start the wounding early enough and the child has no reason to disbelieve what they are all too often told, they are the problem, and if only…. then they wouldn’t be. Rubbish. It’s not true.
The masterpiece that is you may be trapped in the marble of your history, but its there. Because you are not in touch with it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Promise.
The challenge is not one of becoming a valuable human being; it’s discovering you always have been a valuable human being.