All the Kings Horses…
The first part of life takes us apart and the second part of life we are challenged to put all the pieces together. We come in whole, but we aren’t always welcome in that innocence. Some parts of us are overused and other parts aren’t used at all. The challenge is putting ourselves back together in conscious wholeness.
The world around us accepts and encourages certain skills and identities that are part of our whole self. We come to believe that we must please others, so we hide the pieces that aren’t deemed acceptable by the family and the society. There is a nagging sense of incompleteness and desperation to this process. Denying our whole being creates anxiety. We look for those pieces in others, even though we already possess them.
There is no one external who can reassemble the pieces. That process is inner work and requires that we transcend the approval or disapproval of others who themselves are looking for wholeness. The faith it takes to move beyond human approval/disapproval is a true test of self-awareness and has been called “the spiritual path.”
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again. But through self-acceptance and freedom to be authentic, each of us can.