December 19, 2013

You are a Process.

by Leandra of What My World's Like

I am a process. You are a process. We are a process. Each of us is perpetually ‘becoming’. There is no [natural] end. What doesn’t grow is dead.

Perfection is illusory, yet I strive to manifest it in the most possible way by simply being better.
Sometimes, I fail. Sometimes, I succeed. Some lessons take a while to truly get and some changes take longer to implement than desired. Everything in its course as everything happens in its own time. Knowing that, however, shouldn’t negate exercising effort.

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Just today, I told my cousin how I feel like a late bloomer in some ways. She said, “I don’t think you’re a late bloomer, you just have your own lessons to learn and you will. Be patient with yourself, you’ll get it in God’s time.”

I’m not who I was and at some point, I won’t be who I am now. The term “growing pains” is appropriate for so many phases in life, if not the sum of it. Growth–change–can hurt. Does hurt. But taking refuge in stagnation is no remedy.

You are a process, always becoming who you will be. People will try to confine you to who you were or who they’d like you to be, but “I” is beyond definition because ”I” is not static. You are transforming regularly. You change your ideas, modify your behavior, set different goals and declare new resolutions. Who you have been and who you are now is not who you will be. Evolve. You are a process. So is everybody else. Remember that.

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
- Alice Walker
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Anonymous said...

Dear Leandra:

Thank you for your insightful post!

I'm a nursing assistant often assigned as a 1:1 sitter for patients admitted to the ER for suicidal ideation. The process involves regularly monitoring the patient (for staff and patient safety) while the patient receives a medical evaluation.

At some point during their ER stay, the patient will begin a conversation and I listen and provide therapeutic feedback. This can be a powerful moment.

I want to say I will use your essay in my life as well as provide it to my clients.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I recieved these words. I am glad to know there are people in the world who understand what being human really is about.....

::Thankful that the Lord directed me to this post::

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Anonymous said...

Beautifully stated.

alldaynatural said...

What remarkably inspiring words. I will definitely pass this along to friends.

Thank you for sharing, Leandra!

KeetaRay said...

This was right on time. Thank you, Leandra.

Eb. said...

I am most appreciative of this post, Leandra. Most appreciative of Curly Nikki for posting it as well! Words come when you need them to be present... they're always on time. Bless.

@jnic_missuseeit said...

beautiful post, i felt this in my spirit!

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