the authentic center

What is my authentic center? 

Authentic = (adj.) true to one's own personality, spirit, or character.

My authentic center = I am a walking contradiction. 

I am a scientist who believes in magic. 

I am a complex being searching for simplicity. 

I am a gypsy soul bound to the earth's energy. 

The description of my personality type, the INTJ, states that "A paradox to most observers, INTJs are able to live by glaring contradictions that nonetheless make perfect sense – at least from a purely rational perspective. For example, INTJs are simultaneously the most starry-eyed idealists and the bitterest of cynics, a seemingly impossible conflict. But this is because INTJ types tend to believe that with effort, intelligence and consideration, nothing is impossible, while at the same time they believe that people are too lazy, short-sighted or self-serving to actually achieve those fantastic results."

observing the center

2017 began just as the new light of day returns each morning. I released a great sigh of relief and began again. During the first day of the year, I enlisted the aid of animal, plant and stone guides. I started this process last year and think it will become a helpful tradition that brings focus and clarity throughout my year. I meditated and each approached me showing which month they could offer guidance.

For January, Lynx came through, along with the word - observe. Observe what allows me to return to center. Observe what unhinges my center. Observe like Lynx standing back behind the tree line, taking in every moment and movement.

return to center

Return to the blissful center.
The hum of my heart.
The breath of the wind.

Return to the wild center.
The touch upon the earth.
The fire of my spirit.