To say I became whole, fulfilled, and complete is the result of
is perhaps to describe the experience inaccurately - twice. In the
first instance, being whole, fulfilled, and complete is one of
many results of
As great as this result is (and as heretofore elusive), it's
not even the most powerful result it produces. In the second
instance, to say I became whole, fulfilled, and
complete as a result of
is actually incorrect - as it turned out. What's correct is as a
I discovered I was already whole, fulfilled, and
complete. That's the correct descriptor.
I'm neither naïve enough nor arrogant enough to assume my
experience will be everyone else's experience. Sure, I
could say people, like me, get amazing value from
their own individual results which are personal and
mostly unique. The results are dramatic and discontiguous.
They're all over the map - so to speak.
Given the way the world is currently set up, a human being, being
whole, fulfilled, and complete, is like an island surrounded by
tracts of ocean. Don't mistake what I'm saying: it's totally
alright to be an island surrounded by
tracts of ocean. As the
of our experience, that's exactly what each of us
really is (with all due respect to John Donne). Indeed, at first I
assumed my experience of being an island surrounded by
tracts of ocean is a component of the human experience of being
whole, fulfilled, and complete, and is shared by everyone.
Unbeknownst to me, my assumption missed the mark: I didn't realize
everyone else's experience wasn't the same as mine.
Years flew by. Then gradually, so gradually I hardly realized it
was happening, I noticed coming into view on the horizon of the
tracts of ocean surrounding my island, were other
islands, other islands of wholeness, fulfillment, and completion.
These other islands in the
ocean of Life, are people who also live life coming
from being whole, fulfilled, and complete.