We hide ourselves and hide from ourselves. We speak in code about ourselves and to ourselves. Dismissing. Disregarding. Discounting. Denying. Ignoring. What is important in favor of what is trivial and essentially non-essential. We only have to look a our life to know it is so. Our life conceals and reveals us. Our choices disclose and obscure us. We don't like ourselves and it shows. Nothing is more apparent than our refusal to be who we are. We have what remains of the time left for living to turn the light around, and redeem what needs redeeming by serving the destiny we abandoned shortly after birth. We start by sitting down, being quiet, and meeting what meets us in the silence with nowhere to hide-- holding everything that comes up in our awareness, with compassion, without judgment or opinion, just seeing, just knowing, just looking, just listening, just being with what is being with us, waiting for the way to open before us, trusting ourselves to know when it does.