Sometimes life seems really fast and it takes all your energy to keep up.
Other times it comes to a grinding halt.
The halting is not bad. I find it somewhat painful at times, because I can't distract myself with being busy. I have to actually look at things, study the details, decide if this is really what I want to be doing.
I don't always like to look at the details. I don't really want to see my flaws or even my strengths. I haven't always been comfortable looking at my own face in the mirror.
Who am I?
I hate having to answer that question; even if I don't have to tell the answer to anyone else. Asking it, facing it, questioning it can be difficult.
Difficult or not, those times come up and they might not be easy or comfortable, but they are beneficial. There are few things in this world scarier than having to confront your entire self.. good, bad, ugly, powerful... all of it. Learn to do this and you dissolve fears that you didn't even know were holding you back. At least that's what I have been told by the voice-less voice. See yourself for who and what you truly are, accept all of it and you will have nothing left to be afraid of.
So here's to seeing ourselves as full humans: flaws and all. Or if you are used to only looking at your flaws: strengths and all.
Accepting yourself is accepting all of you: good and bad and reaching out with compassion to love everything.
So here's to hope and encouragement for the best attempts we can make to do that for ourselves first and then others. Here's to truly unconditional love, the kind that comes from seeing the whole story from every angle and embracing all of it.
Will we do it perfectly? No.
But let's try.
I'll try and I'll cheer for you if you decide to try too.
Thank you for reading.
I appreciate your love and support,