A New Name

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  1. Ben Gill
    Jul 05 - 6:58 am

    Thank you.

  2. Ruth Clemence
    Jul 05 - 1:20 pm

    As always, thank you for putting into words what is swirling around my head…

  3. Sebastian
    Jul 06 - 9:43 pm

    This is spot on, thank you! I think I needed to read this. Recently I have done a lot of self-discovery – reading books, dealing with the Enneagram, musing about what makes me me and all that stuff. And even though this can be interesting and of some help, I am realizing this whole shift towards self-discovery is at times misguided. As you rightly say, what is exactly the self/soul/me we want to find? How should that moment look like? I think we learn a lot of things about ourselves along the way and to be honest one of the best moments in life are the moments of self-forgetfulness, a term I’ve stolen from Tim Keller. If you are just living the life with God and people, serving and loving others, talking with friends, enjoying the moment and reflecting every once in a while, you can learn quite a lot about yourself.

  4. Emma
    Jul 09 - 2:17 pm

    ‘If you are just living the life with God and people, serving and loving others, talking with friends, enjoying the moment and reflecting every once in a while, you can learn quite a lot about yourself.’ Amen!!!

  5. caroline
    Jul 11 - 2:10 am

    “…You’re asking too much. Before I can love you, I have to love myself… if I can only find her.”

    LOVE THIS POST EMMA!
    Thanks for cutting through a bit of the mess with your typical humor.
    I have sometimes worried that if I ever did find an “authentic self” she would likely need to be locked up…in a zoo!
    I still believe in transformation and change, but I think we see those changes best in retrospect. Yes, life is a river flowing through us. Life is now.

  6. Emma
    Jul 11 - 12:08 pm

    Thanks Caroline!

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