A wonderful passage was shared with me recently from a book called The Velveteen Rabbit. I’m not familiar with it, and now understand it’s a very well known children’s book, and can see that the central aspect of it’s story is one which has been retold in many different ways over time. The passage is this:
“He said: You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real, you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
If you don’t know the story, it’s about a toy rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of a small boy. It’s a lovely story but it places the act of love and the catalyst for the transformation with someone else. I disagree with that.
If you want to become Real, The Real You, then the love must come from within. The passage above suggests that Becoming Real is an evolutionary process and takes time and most likely won’t happen until you are old. I get that. I feel more ME now than ever before.
You don’t have to wait for something which time may or may not reveal to you. Becoming Real is within your control.
If you want the Real You to emerge sooner rather than later, then please give me a call.
The whole book is narrated here.