One part of me is telling me that what I’m doing is enough. And yet another part knows that I’m not doing as much as I could because I’m scared and unwilling to be uncomfortable.
What character within you is yearning, but not quite ready to come out into the spotlight?
In my heart of hearts, I do hope this virus ends his time on this planet – for the greater good of humankind and so that his obviously tortured soul might finally get some rest. But I also question myself in this.
We must find a way to balance: 1) being with the great pain inherent to our world and 2) protecting our emotional well-being. Both are vital. And we cannot do one without the other.
Loyal soldiers are the defenses within us that keep us safe in our youth but continue to “drive the bus” of our lives long after they are needed.
We simply would not or could not be having the same conversation about racial justice and police brutality that we are having today without our technology.
Maybe the moments that feel the most blank, uncreative, and unproductive are the very moments when our best ideas are forming themselves, somewhere beyond our conscious thoughts.
We tend to project our insecurities onto others. We see in others what we fear about ourselves. These projections can be our greatest teachers.
The world isn’t supposed to be anything. It is what it is.
We don’t begrudge 24-year olds for having had made adolescent mistakes in the past. We accept those mistakes as inevitable, essential steps in everyone’s journey.