Re: This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, laquerencia33 wrote:
> Howdy Jennifer - I was taken aback when I movedHow are we to know "our people"? I come here to
> to this small town how often I was asked which
> church I went to. Just don't much care for being
> pigeon-holed by any means so I answered in the
> most honest way I could that I wasn't a church-goer
> and tried to leave it at that...knowing some might
> make erroneous assumptions but really not wanting
> to get into such matters with relative strangers.
> It did get to feel intrusive but I think that's
> just a cultural difference between villages and
> urban areas. Here, its considered neighborly to ask.
> Where do I fit in? What I know, of course, is
> that I don't, not here or in the larger culture
> either...if we can even call it that. I feel
> fortunate, largely due to Steiner's influence
> and also to the traveling I've done, that my
> identity is of being a citizen of the world
> rather than strictly as a member of some
> political/cultural/racial/familial entity.
> But I do remember Steiner's descriptions somewhere
> about a stage of Initiation where an individual
> takes on being a representative of his/her
> 'people' - and this is what I think I see shining
> in Mohja these days.
this group and very much feel that I am among
my own; it's a sense of inherent belonging.