I wasn’t planning to write a third blog on "Dances With Wolves" but, as I was reading, I found a portion that I just had to quote here. It said,
“They spent less than three full days in the temporary camp, and three days is a short time in which to undergo extensive change.
But that’s what happened.
Lieutenant Dunbar’s course in life shifted.
There was no single, bombastic event to account for the shift. He had no mystic visions. God did not make an appearance. He was not dubbed a Comanche warrior.
There was no moment of proof, no obvious relic of evidence a person could point to and say it was here or there, at this time or that.
It was as if some beautiful, mysterious virus of awakening that had been long in incubation finally came to the forefront of his life.”
I believe this is a beautiful description of how many of us made the transition in this journey. Instead of it being a onetime conscious decision, it was really a series of steps until one day we realized we were no longer the person we had once been.
As the author described it, it was an awakening. Truth that we had known all along suddenly became real and, after a lengthy incubation, this truth was released and we gave birth to an understanding of our new identity.
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