Here are some of the words they suggested: strong, romantic, kind, open-minded, considerate, intelligent, sophisticated, subtle, affectionate, athletic, adventurous, entertaining, noble (I really liked that one), playful, caring, well educated, loyal, successful, fun, funny, sweet, outgoing, introspective, artistic, thankful, dedicated, sincere, generous, selfless, sensitive, loving and passionate, unique; others told me exactly the opposite.
Oh yes, the one everyone agreed with, complex; then how is it that I think of myself as transparent and simple.
Odd, isn’t it.
So I consulted “Bring Me the Rhinocerous”, a wonderful book by a wonderful fellow who calls himself John Tarrant and found this bit of wisdom: “What we believe about ourselves does not stand up to examination, so there is always the problem of describing our own lives in a plausible way. The old teachers named this insubstantiality ‘emptiness’”. Emptiness, hmmm…sort of like that ‘know nothing mind’…hmmm, very zen….
But were you to catch me on a day when I was willing to summarize I'd probably say, "Each day I remind myself to simplify, to seek and appreciate the essence, to notice when I wander and return to the center."
More tangibly, maybe this will help…I am financially independent and love my son dearly.
Were you to ask my opinion, the most I could offer is that each day I remind myself to simplify, to seek and appreciate the essence, to notice when I wander and return to the center.