self discovery

“Every now and then, life causes you to lose your phone, lose your job, lose your relationship, the things you think are important, so you can see that you have a full life independent of them.

There are many things you feel are so essential, but without them, you find you still have your Self, which is more than all of them put together.

You cannot lose your Self. This is the most important thing.”

~ Mooji *

Have you ever given yourself this gift?

I know, it probably didn’t feel like a gift at the time…

I appreciate this reminder that we are all in essence spiritual beings. It is the core part of ourselves that never changes. This true Self is accepting and always there, no matter what circumstances our small self finds itself in.

Coming into meditation and prayer in times of trouble allows us to feel the stillness within and connect to our true Self andΒ Source within us all.


*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1452-1455). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

36 comments on “* Inspiration – Losing and Finding

  1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. ❀

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  3. reassuring knowing
    there’s something
    i can’t lose πŸ™‚


  4. Love this, Val! ❀

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  5. Wisdom in this one. Sometimes you lose it, sometimes you give it away. Either way, what remains is constant. Love the quote, Val. πŸ’–

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  6. For me there couldn’t have been a better example of this nearly 10 years ago. For in December, 2006 my then wife announced she was leaving me. A year later, almost to the day, I met Jeannie. πŸ™‚

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  7. I’m always glad when I find my way here, Val. ❀

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  8. I think losing parts of my life that I desperately didn’t want to at the time, I ended up finding my true self and my purpose.

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    • Yes. It is in the losing of something precious that we find the unexpected about ourselves. I am almost finished your book Karen. It will be such a valuable resource and support for those who have lost a loved one unexpectedly πŸ’•. It will help me to help them.
      Thank you for sharing from your heart and soul πŸ™

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  9. I’ve been given this gift many times, and don’t always consider it a gift when it happens. But later, I look back, and realize that it was truly a very precious gift that reminds me that the only thing I really have is myself. And that’s good to know.

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  10. Your closing words are sometimes the hardest things to do, Val, if we are distressed, but also are so often the most rewarding, ultimately. The instinct is often – and quite naturally – to seek escape in times of trouble, yet if we can summon the strength to go inwardly, then it seems to me that there are riches to be found, as you say. It takes courage, though – a quality that I know is no stranger to you. H _/\_

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    • Such wise words Hariod. πŸ’• Yes it isn’t easy to come to meditation or prayer when the mind is full of anxiety and distressing emotions. Sometimes I find an interim place between escape and fully pausing. A place for noticing and telling. xo

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  11. I agree so much Val. As you know, my PC died short time ago and I got the gift of much more time to think and try to find my middleground. It feels more easy now, than when all just happened.

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  12. Very true! It seems hurtful until loss becomes only a perspective and what you lose stays alive in Gratitude.

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  13. I think that the greatest gift I have had about my personal crisis of my marriage collapse is that it has allowed me to reconnect with my true self.
    I wonder why I lost that person all those years ago. Thanks Val πŸ™‚

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  14. Beautiful, accepting that life can change in a minute and we will be okay is challenging. But as I age Im letting go of the control much, much more. Happy day Val

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  15. Wherever you go . . . there you are!

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