This week's #Friday Reflection is: "What do you wish others knew about you…"
I think the "soul" is the part of me that makes me who I am. It encompasses my personality and my character - it is my essence.That being said, after 50+ years on this earth, what have I done and learnt that makes me uniquely who I am? What does my soul consist of? If I could take it out and look at it would I like what I see? Have I made a worthy attempt at creating a soul that I wouldn't mind people seeing if I could take it out and show it? One question that has led onto so many more!
I kind of had a picture in my head of a soul being an aura - if I could choose, I'd like mine to be pink and purple or something iridescent. The trouble is that a soul is more than a colour and it determines so much about who I am and how I interact with the world around me. I want to look inside and see this warm, vibrant, pulsing, enriched essence. I'd like to think that I could bask in the sunshine it gives off, but I think I'm being overly optimistic about what lies deep inside.
There is certainly an element of that richness, but there are also times of dryness and shallowness and darkness. There are times that I would be ashamed of what people would see if my soul was on the outside. I think about the pettiness and snippy-ness that is part of me and raises its head at inopportune moments. There is a gossipy bit in there too, and a selfish bit, and even a 'poor me' bit at times.
So what does my soul look like? Maybe a little like the lady in the picture - worlds within worlds, good and bad, light and dark. As I hit the second half of life at a run, I want to pause now and then and take a look at what my soul is becoming. It would be nice to see the light and colour outshining the dark and the shadows. It would be nice to see the good winning out over the bad. It would be nice to see that I am making decisions that colour my soul with pinks and purples and iridescence and not too many morose shades washing over the top.
So on that note, what does your soul look like?