Friday, May 19, 2017
Do we not tend to live our lives in compartments? I have the professional compartment of my priesthood. I reveal myself in a certain manner. I show something of myself, but certainly not all of what is going on in my head or how I see myself. Then there is the compartment of friends/personal relationships. I will show a further or different part of myself in these circumstances. Then there is the compartment of me the traveller, with a certain comportment or manner. Then there is me the runner. Finally, there is me in the privacy of my own life, where I bare my secrets to myself. This is a way to live, but I think it has a certain loneliness or alienation to it. I like places and people where I can be myself in all these compartments, at once. I am often relieved when I can talk to some people about what my life used to be like, what happened in the change area of my life, and how it is now. It is a simple format that allows me to just be me. When I find that I am still accepted and loved, then there is no need of compartments. The truth really does set us free.