“All the love we could ever receive from others is meaningless and fleeting unless we are our first and foremost source of love.”
– Stephen Harrison, Appreciate the Fog: Embrace Change with Power and Purpose. p. 127
Appreciating fog, welcoming it, learning to be at peace with ‘not knowing’ leads to peace and acceptance in the moment, greater ability to adapt to change, and a clearer sense of self that enables you to manifest personal power more fully.
Whether we have a positive attitude to personal learning and growth or require life circumstance to motivate us on to a path of self-exploration, life as an adult is about unlearning deficient patterns and opening to new ways of being authentic. It can be exciting, is every bit about growth and development as growing up from baby to adult was, and it will involve pain insofar as we resist the unfolding. Through this process, we gain access to our unbridled potency, our power, and can return to manifesting our true and full essence.
If you live life to the full and pursue your purpose with passion, being out of the fog is a short-lived experience. Being in the fog does not have to be a bad place. It becomes more like home as you develop comfort in not knowing and connect with who you are even when feeling lost. It is a real treasure to love and accept yourself, no matter the situation, and to be integral to who you are, your values and dreams, and passionately express yourself irrespective of people you are with and your circumstances.
Others will find strength and peace from the confidence and comfort you exhibit while in the fog. As you trust your ability to work within and through fog, others will feel secure and be more willing to travel with you. Then you are a leader by right rather than decree.
– Stephen Harrison, Appreciate the Fog, pp. 302-303