Thursday, April 29, 2010

Let the Child Within Your Heart "Rise Above"

I just read "Let's Get Naked" a post by Renee Ludwigs, aka @reneeludwigs on Twitter. She tells us, "Be true & authentic to the real you. Uncover your own naked truth."

Reading Renee's post on her blog, An Island Perspective, I was inspired to write about a wonderful memory from my childhood:

My favorite childhood "authentic self" moment was in Arizona where I grew up. I was watering a tree that we had in our front yard as I stood watching the most glorious sunset in the horizon over the mountains. I was filled with pure joy and inspiration that I let out by singing "America/My Country Tis of Thee" with abandon, at the top of my lungs! I remember feeling so "connected" carefree and just plain happy :)

I think it's important not to lose touch with that part of ourselves that was full of awe, wonder and believed that anything was possible!

Thank you Renee, for jogging my memory and guiding me back to that part of myself!


  1. How funny! Every once in awhile I find myself breaking out into America the Beautiful, always when I'm alone. :-)

  2. Tele,
    I am so touched that my blog post inspired such a beautiful childhood memory. I was deeply moved by the vision of you watering the tree with such awareness of the beauty around you. Let's try to be that aware of the simple, yet spectacular moments in our lives every day! That child is still inside each one of us, our authentic self. We may have to peel away a few layers to find her. :) But it will be worth the effort. Thanks so much! Wishing you happiness and tranquility!

  3. Renee, Thank You for connecting with me and for your much appreciated comment. You are, by example, teaching what it means to be "true & authentic to the real you." I especially loved the part of your post that says, "At your core, underneath all the “clothes,” you will unveil a beautiful heart of love and tranquility. Discover yourself." ~Tele

  4. Thank you for reading and commenting on my post, Mitch! I have also been know to get a little "teary eyed" at certain renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" :) ~Tele