It’s ok to have failures. You don’t have to redefine it as anything other than a failure.
It’s ok to have pain and it not be anything but painful. Breaking your toe doesn’t produce a better toe, but just a lot of colorful language and a broken toe.
It’s ok to feel and not respond.
It’s ok to just be.
If you don’t start nourishing yourself, then you will never be able to nourish others.
If you are not full, then you will always operate out of emptiness. If you are not full, then you will use everything and everyone to fill yourself up.
There are some things and some people that you will never be enough for, because they are consuming you out of their own emptiness.
A healthy community is made up of individuals who are full of love, who know who they are and how they are designed to be, feel, think, move and relate as their true-selves. The first act of love is being who you are designed to be.
Only in a healthy community, do you discover yourself more which leads to the opportunity to love yourself more, to receive more love from others and give more love to others.
The failures that ripped me open, also ripped away a false-self that I was unknowingly suffocating and dying in.
Listening and Looking is an exercise. How do people and circumstances expose you? How do you feel?
We have to be forced to be honest. Truth sets us free to love and to be loved. There is no such thing as truth without love and there is no such thing as love without truth.
People can’t respond to your truth, who don’t know how to respond to their own truth.
People can’t respond to your pain, who don’t know how to respond to their own pain.
Your truth and love will create places that people can trust are safe to be known and accepted.
You are a gift.