ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

When You Become You...The incredible feeling of realizing your self

Updated on November 10, 2013

River Of Dreams

River of Dreams
River of Dreams | Source

Life without passion is like climbing:

It's what you believe that counts!

Change what you believe and you change your life!!!

A thought conceived

One Last Thought...Imagine the root of the "Tree of Life" begins within!

Smile! It can Happen to you too!
Smile! It can Happen to you too! | Source

Oh What A Feeling

I finally realized the change within,

I realized who I am

It was a feeling they said would come

And oh what a feeling it is!

It started with just one thought,

the thought of potentiality

the possibility that was always present

At first I only thought I knew.

But when I learned what I did not know

I realized all I needed.

I looked in so many places, all external

I searched for a physical reality

based on dreams and desires of my conditioning.

I could not let the old images go,

Attachment was too intense, seemingly real.

Years and years go by and with hope, I try.

Then Yoda says…”Do or Do not, there is no try.”

I cannot understand, reality camouflaged, hidden

Then, ever present secrets revealed

Purpose and passion reignite to higher flame

Power flows as never before, humbly yet forceful

Thoughts too, change, as feelings heighten

And bit by bit, image by image, the story changes

Connecting at an unbelievable rate to co-create new form

Yes, now was a special moment though no different really

this reality has always been available

Poetic perhaps, but truly incredible

Engaged as never before, new in perspective

And there for the taking…and giving.

It's happening for me

And I offer it to you.

Look in as through a potting shed window

To see the seed, the beauty of the soul

Waiting for the warmth of the sun,

Waiting for you to nurture it with love!

Oh, how grand it is,

When you experience you!

Gratefully, your comments are desired and welcome! Peace Be With You!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thanks Sunshine!

      I appreciate the read and the comment! Somehow I thought you'd be in that fold! Blessings to you and Dave!

      Peace be with you!


    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome advice from you and Yoda ... I live by, ”Do or Do not, there is no try.” Well done!!

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you for visiting Shanmarie!

      You are wise beyond your years. Thank you for reading my hub and for commenting. I am very grateful!


    • shanmarie profile image

      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I came to see your hubs since you have commented on one of mine, and this one caught my eye because the title is similar in theme to the hub of mine that you read. I think that is all too easy to look for the external things in life to not only define us, but to bring our happiness. But, I think for there to be more happy moments than not, one must understand one's own self first. External factors are too unpredictable.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you ladydeonne!

      And congratulations to you too! I'm enjoying your line "the refinement of your soul through time." That's just sitting very well with me right now!

    • ladydeonne profile image

      Deonne Anderson 

      5 years ago from Florence, SC

      Great read! Congratulations on becoming YOU.

      "I'm becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that's what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time.”


    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Wonderful advice, thank you!

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Hi Beth37!

      Yes, those curve balls can be uncanny, especially in their intensity and timing. I have no doubt you will experience your epiphany when your perception of the pitches life throws at you changes. Remember, the greatest hitters in the game of baseball, the ones that are inducted into the hall of fame only hit the ball safely 1 out of every three times at bat. The same is true of the game of life and the secret of the batters success is fundamentally the same for us. Their secret? They have learned how to keep getting into the batters box no matter what pitch is thrown to them and they have learned to "wait" on them, letting the bad ones go for balls and swinging at the strikes. Even then they know that hitting the pitches safely 33% of the time will get them where they want to go and to provide joy for everybody in the game. (except the opposing pitcher of course. LOL)

      Let the bad pitches pass you by and swing at the ones that bring you joy and I guarantee each one you hit will be your newest epiphany!

      Blessings and peace be with you!


    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Interesting. I thought I knew who I was then life threw me a curve ball and left me wondering. I am hoping I will soon have an epiphany like yours.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      You know CJ, it is all too common, isn't it?

      I know we all have our own paths to walk, but sometimes I wonder why it always has to be our experience? Why don't we learn from others? Then again, as you say, the release is awesome! We probably wouldn't experience that as much if we did learn from others, eh?

      I guess I would have preferred to learn it a little earlier though!

      thank you for commenting!

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Hi Sharon and thank you so much for your kind words!

      Being who we are is often the most difficult task we face. I found, for me, that when I adopted a more grateful attitude about life and other people I began to experience a little more of what "me" had to offer the world. Now it is my privilege to serve by just being!

      Brother David Steindl-Rast says the one of the greatest blessings that comes from gratefulness is the gift which is returned to us when people are blessed just by our presence!

      Thank you for reading my words and sharing this time with me!

    • xstatic profile image

      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Bruce, this is inspirational and motivating. This is one to read again and again.

    • CJ Monet profile image

      CJ Monet 

      5 years ago from NYC

      "I looked in so many places, all external..."

      Isn't this all too common? It's such a release when we experience the reality of the internal! Thank you

    • profile image

      Sharon E Welch 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for the beauty and accuracy of your words. They remind me that who I am has always been and always will be, I just have to let me be - it is the best that I am. Voted up, awesome and I hope to hear more of your poetic words of wisdom and discovery. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Hi Sid!

      Thank you for reading and for comment! What a wonderful sentiment, one with which I wholeheartedly agree. I'm also grateful for the vote and the sharing! You encourage me with your response.


    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you poojasd7!

      It pleases me to have provided another human with a good feeling. Makes life worth living.

      Thank you for the comment and I sincerely hope you come back soon!

    • SidKemp profile image

      Sid Kemp 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder. I can attest to the truth of us in livinmg experience and joy. May we all become true to ourselves, then come back to being ourselves day in and day out. Voted up, awesome, and Tweeted, and shared!

    • poojasd7 profile image


      5 years ago from India

      I had such a good feeling while reading this verse. Nice to stumble upon your writing. Loved it! Now, I will browse many hubs by you.


    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Hi Bill!

      And thank you. Each word I'm given is not my own. I'm but a steward for a time and now I know the feeling associated with the gift!

      Perhaps 2013 is the year we will meet!

      See you on the pages!


    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you for the Angels pstraubie48,

      I heartily await their arrival! Then, when they get here I will gleefully receive their message and gifts...and with humble quest ask them to forward my gratitude to you and move on to the next soul in need of affirmation and guidance!



    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very true words my friend, and there are a ton of people thankful that you met the real you. I know the feelings.

      peace and love,


    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Realizing what we do not know is often like opening a long closed window.

      Well expressed.

      Sending Angels your way this evening :) ps


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)