On a deeper level you are already complete.

When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.

– Eckhart Tolle

 

We are many-layered creatures. Our sense of “self” is a complex blend of psyche, ego, spirit, and physical being.

There’s a lot going on beneath the surface – so much, in fact, that it can be almost surprising to hear such a simple observation – “you are already complete.”

The idea doesn’t mean we are complete in our growth, our journey, or spiritual evolution – we are travelers on the road of life, and no one’s journey is complete until the end of the path.

But what these words might mean is that we don’t always have to change ourselves so much to experience life with fullness and energy. Underneath the layers we’ve added over the years and seasons, there is a simpler version of all of us living within, unconcerned with status and achievement, simply looking for happiness and warmth.

And when this “self” is allowed to rise to the surface, we might just move through life with new vigor and appreciation for how joyful our days can be.