“We are driven to the point of exhaustion by our ego ideal to be different than we are. We fight to be bigger, stronger, tougher, and more secure. Without realizing it, we position ourselves to prove that we are more, better, or different than the rest of the crowd or try to stay invisible by fitting in and not being seen. We scramble to create the exact persona we believe will bring us the approval and recognition we desperately need or, alternatively, give us an excuse for not playing full out and having a life we love. And then we begin to act and behave in ways, consciously or unconsciously, that will leave others with the thoughts, feelings, and impressions we believe will bring us their love, respect, or pity—until that one day when the walls come crumbling down.”
Excerpt From: Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson & Debbie Ford. “The Shadow Effect.”
ANITA JOYCE SKOCZ is a storyteller who resides in Central Florida. She credits her passion to her father, who dazzled her imagination as a child with his gift to weaver a tale. After a diving accident in 1978, Anita left the travel industry to journey the inner roads of her soul. The riches found on those adventures inward come to life in her children’s books.
Anita’s books, “Crystal Star Angel” and “Kite Tale,” were inspired by the loving relationships her father had with his grandsons.
From Where I Sit is a blog where Anita shares her life’s stories, or comments on current events from her soul’s perspective. Her insights can evoke laughter as well as take one on a reflective journey. In any case she hopes you join her each Wednesday for a new adventure.
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