Yesterday began with my friend Emily and I talking about living authentically and since we were headed toward a workshop on Fate and Destiny, it wasn't too surprising that more layers of the same onion were peeled back. During the first session of the workshop, Michael Meade told a story about the Rabbi Zusha who admitted to his friends that he feared death. When they asked why, he said he wasn't afraid that God would ask him why he wasn't more like Abraham. He would just say to God, "I am not Abraham." He said he wasn't afraid that God would ask him why he wasn't more like Moses. He would just say to God, "I am not Moses."
"What I really fear," he stated, "is that God will ask me why I wasn't more like Zusha."
That story shortened into a most intriguing question that might be asked of us as we exit this life: Did you become yourself? Contemplating that question now rather than later might help us live into our true self.
About the image: There was a beautiful rainbow this morning ... not this one ... this one is in Taos ... but a lovely beginning to the morning nonetheless.