Day: September 11, 2012

Why I Blog

Quick post.  I believe these 5 quotes describe why I blog especially the last one:

The authentic self is the best part of a human being. It’s the part of you that already cares, that is already passionate about evolution. When your authentic self miraculously awakens and becomes stronger than your ego, then you will truly begin to make a difference in this world. You will literally enter into a partnership with the creative principle.” Andrew Cohen

“No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.” Nathaneil Hawthorne

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” e.e. cummings

“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”  Homer

“To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we must engage in some activity or practice that questions what we assume to be true about ourselves.”
A. H. Almaas

I blog and use other social networking because I fundamentally believe it helps me live the best life I can live. It is a totally honest way of living.  My friend Emily said ‘Rachel you are an open book’.  I can’t think of a higher compliment she could have paid me.  I am not pretending or being anything other than me. I am an open book. Sigh of relief…

Can it be painful, humbling and even embarrassing at times?  Of course,  but the greatest sacrifices bring the greatest blessings.  It has always in the end been a blessing in my life to share who I am, and figure out who I am in the process. (And hopefully give each of you a chance to bounce your life off of mine).

When I die there will be a lot of people that can genuinely say they knew who I was and hopefully liked what they saw.  Not every single girl can say that.

I’m grateful to my friends and my readers, who glance at my rambling thoughts, and I look forward to many more years of Open Book Living.  Ah, the freedom it gives!

I just wanted you to know that tonight. Dear world.

Also, if any of you have topics or areas you would like me to cover more of or maybe something new you’d like to hear my thoughts on please send me your thoughts.  I would love it!