As you find out about all the things that you are not, you can begin to dive deep into all of the magnificent wonder and mastery that you are. Therein, you will find and know your Majestic Self, which is the truth of your being.One thing is for certain, however, if you never go to the mountain top, if you never close your eyes to mediocrity and connect with the gale force of the extreme winds inside your soul, succumb to them and then spread your wings in surrender, you will never fly. You will never be free enough of the common weight of the world to do so.When you finally muster the courage to stand above all the dense resistance to your good that blankets the earth, you will understand that respecting yourself unconditionally breeds a love for all of humanity that maybe you could never know without being willing to let your old self die to a Great Extraordinary Self. Only when you have done this thing can you honestly say you have full ownership of the life you’ve been given. Your life is not honestly yours until then.It takes more than courage and faith to be a true rebel and a leader. It takes complete and total surrender to the Self long forgotten that is God embodied in human form. You must burn for the company of it, yearn for it, and refuse to be anything less than your Extraordinary Self.

Lee Travathan


Taken from “Rebel Writer Three: And Then You Fly” by Lee Travathan. All rights reserved. May be used with the author’s written permission and expressed credit.


Lee  Travathan

San Tan Valley, United States

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The more I pondered the nature of being human, the more beautifully complicated and majestic we all seemed. I opened to aliveness and found the rebel within.

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