The Innerwyze blog is about the wisdom found in navigating an inner journey. It's my way of giving back and paying forward the incredible gifts I found by simply looking inward and embracing all that I found there. Having a small, ongoing circle of introspective, nonjudgmental sister-women willing to drop all masks, explore deeply buried wounds and share failures as victories for more than twenty years is no small thing. This was the gift I gave myself for my 40th birthday. I know that we live in a world where that kind of safety simply isn't possible...'out there'. But it is completely possible within ones own heart and mind.
As an extremely introverted, introspective, intuitive woman, intrigued by the meaning of life, I simply began on my own. For several years I read and explored and questioned the meaning of life...in general and my life in specific. As science, philosophy and religion failed to adequately answer the questions I carried, I simply began to ask existence itself.... Who are we, where do we come from and what are we doing here? I also held a mantra of sorts within me, "Lead me into all truth." The old saying, "Be careful what you ask for." has proven a great warning. Thinking I was simply on a esoteric quest, I was not prepared for the truths about this world which have been revealed as well.
I have taken the time to write several of my life experiences in both story form and poetry. I share them because they provide the best glimpse I can offer into a life built around introspective curiosity and questioning. Though many are decades old, my goal in publishing these along with occasional posts is two-fold. First, to scatter as breadcrumbs for anyone wondering what an introspective journey might look like. Secondly, and probably more important, as a shout-out to introverts everywhere to take up the life they came to express. As introverted individuals we are capable of deep thoughts and long periods of inner searching that others simply aren't built for. Our extroverted, socially obsessed, consumer driven world desperately needs the balancing we fail to bring when we introverts measure ourselves against the masses. The resulting social anxiety and feelings of inadequacy fall away as we journey inward, embrace the truths we find there, and then share them with those who ask.... having simply noticed that we walk to the beat of a different drummer, along a road less traveled. ...and, as Robert Frost wrote, " that has made all the difference."
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