Words feed me, free me, comfort, uplift and heal me. I've been saving my favorites in books, handwritten over the years and thought that perhaps in sharing them, not only am I preserving them for myself, but perhaps others may also find healing in them as I have.
create patterns that others depend on, and then the last thing we ever
imagined happens; we grow and change, then then to stay vital we must
break the patterns we created. There is no blame or fault in this. It
is commonplace in nature. Watch the ocean and the shore do their dance
of buildup and crumble and you'll see this happens daily.
We know we are close to this threshold when we hear
someone say, "You're not yourself," or "That was out of character for
you." What is difficult at this juncture is to resist either complying
with how others see us or withholding who we really are.
challenge, which I don't do well but stay committed to, is to say to
those we love, "I am more than I have shown you and more than you are
willing to see. Let's work our love and know each other more fully."