Coming to Your “Self”

Photo credit by satosphere; creative commons license.  Article originally published in Third Degree Tilt.

In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to my self in a dark wood where the straight way was lost.—Dante

I came across this quote today. I’d forgotten it.

Dante would have been about 35 at the time, so I guess maybe that was what he considered the middle of his life, but I think the quote applies to far more than impending middle age. We all have times when things are dark and we have no choice but to face Self and decide whether to acknowledge what we see or to run and hide.

Anyway, it reminded me very much of the difficult times that people I adore have been having, and I wanted to say that I’m with you, all of you, in heart and in Spirit.