I talk a lot about becoming on this podcast, “be-radical in your becoming”. This becoming is a metaphysical journey, where we explore the fundamental nature of our being, and what it means to both become from this being and to become into this being.
We’re not static. We’re constantly being made. This is our becoming.
What is our fundamental nature? Our identity? What are we becoming from? What are we becoming into?
For many people it is their own efforts, being self-made, that defines their becoming.
In this three-part series, I’ve been illustrating with story and images the limitations (and sometimes futility) of the self-made path. That’s why I titled it the madness of being self-made. It might “work” for a time but at what cost?
I’ve used hard drives, metadata, and epigenetics to help explain the idea of a hidden identity, like the buried treasure of the soul, which can be uncovered and lived as we do the work of self-discovery and self-expression.
Our identity isn’t in that work, it isn’t in the self-making, but it can be revealed in the self-becoming.
In this final episode of the series, I explore what the physical body can teach us about how we do the work of becoming. It is work for sure, but it’s not the work of defining an identity, it’s the work of living an identity.
The body is concrete and real, flesh, blood, and bone. It’s our most intimate and accessible point of connection to the metaphysical.
Our digestive system teaches us the importance of what we absorb, we are what we eat. The respiratory system teaches us the fundamental principle of inhale and exhale, the effort and expenditure of living in balance with release and rest.
Our circulatory system teaches us to honor the strength of our hearts, the wisdom of our being. And the nervous system teaches us to integrate and communicate between inner and outer realities.
Join me in this episode as I share a story of how we get trapped into a script, tied to the strings of expectation and how we can escape this cycle, breaking free from self-making into true self-expression, by heeding the lessons our very bodies teach us.
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Music: “Inspired Iguana” and “Toasted Tahini” by Mikey Geiger. And “Little Marionette” by Mark Masri.
I pray that I would cultivate the habits that are necessary so that I can be available to receive that which I can’t arrange for. – Morgan Synder
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