Tasting Self

Become loyal to you most innermost truth. Follow the way when all others abandon it. Walk the path of your own heart.

People spend years, reading about apples, looking at apples, buying books and watching documentaries about apples, paying money to go see people who have evidently eaten apples, buying stuff with apple appliques on it, attend retreats about apples, and the only thing they don’t seem to get around to doing is eat an apple.

You are the apple that you want to taste and no one else is going to be able to do that no matter what they say or try to sell you.

You are complete every moment of your life as long as you are experiencing the moment as well as you can. You are it. What’s it? It is the only you that exists right now being right now.

We can, if we choose, move away from the should’s, could’s, wanna be’s, maybe’s, would’ve, and the “Perhaps I’ll be happy later if I keep working my butt off right now to become that very thing that will insure happiness!” Yikes.


You could turn your attention to being joyful where you are right now. I vote for that. No one can experience you. No one can give you a model to base being you upon. They can only fake it by giving you the model they use. It won’t fit. All others can be lost in their opinions, wants, needs, desires, lies, truths, stories, judgement’s, anger, greed, and suffering. NONE OF WHICH HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HOW YOU DECIDE TO LIVE LIFE.

These are difficult times, when have there not been difficult times, even times, and up times? Life is bittersweet. It’s not what life appears to be doing that will matter, it’s how you decide to live your one and only life. Being alive is exciting, wonderful, amazing, real, and won’t be denied. Keep going.

ONE LIFE, ONE ENCOUNTER” – Japanese proverb.

Take care of you, and all you love,


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  1. A thought-provoking post, Bryan. I’ve found that gratitude to God for the simple pleasures of life can add wonder, joy, and even excitement to life. All day long our senses present gifts to our consciousness–if we’re paying attention: that delightful aroma and first sip of coffee or tea in the morning, the sound of children’s laughter, sunlight streaming in the window, cozy fleece warding off a chill. Each is worthy of celebration. “The feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving”–Tonia Peckover (quoted in One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp).

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