Rather than objectively observing the world, we often bend, filter, and distort what we observe to confirm what we already (consciously or unconsciously) believe to be true.
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Maybe I don't have to be constantly striving and struggling to feel fulfilled or complete. Perhaps I can simply listen to the mysterious call of the universe within me and move myself toward it, without any need or expectation that I ever arrive.
I stand with anyone on any side working earnestly toward true peace and justice for all. And I feel lost because I'm not sure who that is or how to translate that into meaningful words or actions.
There seem to always be deeper, more expansive aspects of ourselves to uncover and operate from. There is always another horizon to explore.
What we consider our gifts are not really meant for us. We are just the middle man, the delivery mechanism. They are not just gifts to us. They are ultimately meant as gifts from us.
Perhaps a new life goal is starting to come online for me: to care a little less about my life goals, to just enjoy being here, to revel in those little flickers of joy, beauty, and wonder wherever I can find them.
What "guilty" pleasure might you more fully allow yourself to just have fun with?
We face many urgent problems that deserve our urgent attention. Of course. But a lack of beauty is not one of them.
The only thing that has ever really worked is simply being with the unpleasant emotion, to allow it, to console it, to not try to fix it at all.
What can you take a holiday from this August?
We do not choose what we dream. At best, we can choose which of our many dreams we pursue.
Being just out of your depth isn’t evidence that you’ve gone too far. It’s evidence that you are exactly where you want to be.