The Secret to Self-Discovery

Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk shares a poem on taking the time to enjoy what the world has to offer.

Our world is so breathtakingly beautiful…

Take time to explore it in person
and online, and you will be AMAZED!
Take time to be amazed,
and you will be humbled.
Take time to be humbled
and your heart will be filled of gratitude.
Take time to be overwhelmed in gratitude
and you will experience Spirit!
Every glimpse at beauty is an invitation into
the Divine that permeates all things…
Take a walk and you will receive
invitations in the flowers, the sky, the earth…
Take time to really enjoy the taste of your food and you will
receive invitations in the sweet, sour, spicy, salty, savory….
Take time to explore each sense, and you will
recognize the invitations abound.
Each is an invitation from Spirit towards communion with
more than our mere minds could discover on our own,
just waiting for our hearts to follow,
and our souls to remember that we are part of the Whole!

THIS is what I would choose to share with the world if I had just a few words to leave behind, because it is not important that you think the way I think, see the way I perceive, or prioritize life the way I or anyone else might advise.

It is important that you explore as much as you strategize, question all you are told to accept, dream defiantly against the limitations of other’s perceptions, and innovate whenever challenges arise. For it is in this dance that we come together with each other, and in those moments of exchanging ideas begin to forge collaborations that transcend what we can accomplish alone.

The more you begin to intimately know yourself in relation to all things, the sooner you will perceive personal value in them. The sooner you perceive personal value in that which is other than yourself, the sooner your understanding of “self” will begin to expand past what you currently identify as the limitations of “you”. When this happens, the world offers up an invitation for you to follow: An invitation into collaboration with Spirit – however you perceive it to be!Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Mary Ann is a sculptor, writer, public speaker, humanitarian, and president and co-founder of the Memnosyne Institute.

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39 comments

Mary Ann Thompson-frenk

I'm truly humbled and thrilled to see that so many people read and liked this contribution on Care2.com! I'm also blown away that Care2.com decided to share my simple thoughts in the first place and that they gave it such a powerful title! Thank you all so much for your comments and support!

Mary Ann Thompson-frenk

I'm truly humbled and thrilled to see that so many people read and liked this contribution on Care2.com! I'm also blown away that Care2.com decided to share my simple thoughts in the first place and that they gave it such a powerful title! Thank you all so much for your comments and support!

Ernie Miller
william Miller2 years ago

thanks

Judy Apelis
Judy Apelis2 years ago

Thank you!

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams2 years ago

Thanks

Ana Marija R.
ANA MARIJA R.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing. :)

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo2 years ago

Thank you for the exceptional post!

JL A.
JL A.2 years ago

a journey worth taking

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago

thanks

Deborah W.
Deborah W.2 years ago

Take time to really get to know yourself ... with all your gifts, flaws, opinions, ambitions, achievements, etc. Then sort out what you like, what you don't and get to work.