Familiar

How often do we ignore the mystery or possibilities that come with uncertainty for the safety of the expected? How often do we stick to the familiar places that provide predictability to avoid surprises? How often do we stay clear of an enigma to protect ourselves from our own egos? How often do we leave ourselves behind to appease and protect the comfort of others?
Maybe it is time to open our eyes to the opportunity, to the change, to the greatness that may be right before us, yet covered up in the familiar…  
 
“Friendships and relationships suffer the immense numbing through the mechanism of familiarization. We reduce the wildness and mystery of a person and landscape to the external yet familiar image. Yet, the familiar image is merely a facade…familiarity is one of the most subtle and pervasive forms of human alienation” John O’Donahue

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