Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Looking back

     When I look back at my life there are things that I would do differently now, or so I sometimes think.
I am older and wiser in some aspects and still have so very much to to learn in others. Will I think the same about now in years to come?
      I often see myself as one of the characters in the Wizard of Oz. I can relate pretty well, but it's not always with the same character.
      Mostly though I think I relate to the lion.
     Courage is something that I have come to realize is really about living your own life. And being confidant to be your own person even in times of confusion and doubt. Especially then. If it doesn't feel right, then it's not the time for you. It has to feel right to you in some form. It's about not dancing to another's song but about feeling your own beat and rhythm within and swaying to that sound. It's about not making excuses or being taken off task. And if others don't understand, then they still have life expereinces to learn on their own time, in their own way. They too will be judged.
     For some reason, we humans seem to need acceptance of our actions. Or, we are the ones that want to judge others from our mighty thrones. Yes, I believe it's about that fire within and a desire to live life. It doesn't hurt to have a brain to look at the big picture and steer us in the right path.   And of course, without a heart, there is no love and that life is empty. Ultimately, we can all relate to Dorothy. There really is no place like home, is there Auntie Em?
   Which one of the Wizard's characters do you relate to?


  1. Hind-sight is a marvellous thing, and I think many of us would go back and change thing if we had the chance. But then one must ask oneself - did the mistakes we make actually shape our lives into the form we see them today? And if so, would we still wish to reverse them?

    In the Wizard of Oz, I relate most to the Scarecrow. I have a thirst for knowledge and desire to learn, and yet every day I come across something I had never known. My heart yearns to know all, but this is impossible.

  2. i've often had similar thoughts in regards to courage.

    most of the time, if a wizard of oz character comes to mind, though, it's when i'm feeling like the tin man and wondering if i have a heart. or how to feel like i have a heart in a situation that's been emotionally tiring to me.

  3. Oh my, yes I do think it changes for me too. But courage is something I love the feel of when it roars to life inside me!
    I came across a wonderful quote the other day. A friend had posted a picture of a building with graffiti on it that said: "Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes."

  4. I look back and see MANY things I would do differently, but I wonder whether I feel that way today because I did them the way I did. Was it that I learned what is important by evaluating those experiences?

    Probably the Tin Man. Being kind is something that I am learning more and more how to be.