All My Life I Had Been Looking For Something! ~ I found it in a sunset!

I was watching the sunset the other evening, contemplating as you tend to do in those magical moments, when the words of Ralph Ellison came to me;

“All my life I had been looking for something and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naive.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.” ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”

Watching the beautiful sunset, knowing that in the morning the sun would rise again as in an never ending cycle made me finally realise “that I am nobody but myself,” in a never ending life, and that only by being myself and being in touch with myself as I was in that moment with the sun setting over Poole where I live could I truly be living to my full potential.

I spent the next morning in my garden working with and contemplating on the wonders of Nature and it only reinforced my thoughts of the previous evening.  Watching the birds, bee’s and plants just being themselves, busily going about their daily business without trying to impress anyone, fool anybody nor do any harm, just watching them being themselves was a wonderful lesson.

The connection between Nature and my Inner Self is so powerful, inspiring, comforting and peaceful; because in those wonderful moments I join the world as my true self, nobody else, no ego involved,  just me.  If only more people would learn to stop, stand, listen, see and feel the Nature around and within them more often they would come to realize that they too are nobody but themselves.

I hope that by my sharing this with you and by you hopefully sharing it with others that more people in Our World will connect and be in harmony with themselves and others.  Hey, a big thought I know but I’m only thinking as anyone thinking as themselves can think!


  1. Funny how nature does that. I think we spend too much time worrying about stuff that appears important, but when you immerse yourself in the natural world, it loses its significance. As you say, you get retuned to the natural cycle of things – the sun will still come up tomorrow – the world will still be turning, what’s important is to be here now, not in some limbo fretting over stuff that’s not worth the sweat.


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