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Nobody But Yourself June 1, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Writing & Writers.
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RWS_Tarot_01_MagicianAll 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 naïve.

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
Author of Invisible Man

Aah . . . that’s better!