Peeling Back Your Onion – Day 137 of 365 Days to a Better You

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.

~Marcus Aurelius

You and I are far more than this momentary personality having these temporal experiences. Yet, we live much of our lives on a surface level, doing surface things and having surface thoughts. It’s quite easy to get swept away by the surface currents and lose your ability probe the depths of your being.

An onion is a great metaphor for the complexity embodied by a human being. An onion is not really a solid mass. It’s a myriad of thin layers packed tightly together in a ball. As you peel away each layer, a new, fresher layer is revealed. It takes some doing to literally peel all the layers away one-by-one to reach the core. It takes a lifetime, even with conscious action, to peel away all the layers of you.

This, I would argue, is one of the central reasons you’re here. You are a puzzle of your own making engaged in the challenge of solving yourself. That can only be done by going within. The outside world will distract you, but it will not guide you on this journey. Descriptions of the path by others can help you map your the terrain, but you alone hold the key to the core of you.

Meditation, prayer, energy work, hypnosis, counseling; there are many modalities you can use to peel the layers and get to what’s real. The problem isn’t that you lack tools, it’s only that you’ve lost focus.

Today I’m sending a wake up call to you and to myself. Let’s not get so focused on the surface that we forget to peel back our onions.

Thank you so much for reading, sharing, and supporting this blog! Have a fantastic day!

Ray

For a complete library of posts in the 365 Days to a Better You series, please click here.

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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