We grow up with these very specific ideas of what it means to be happy, to be successful, to “have it all.” But as time goes on, those ideas often don’t work out or don’t deliver.
We may deny the uncomfortable emotions that arise in our life. We can push them back down and refuse the experience. But that doesn’t mean they go away.
So when we stop believing that people can change, we stop believing anything can change, ourselves included.
I realize now my Lenten sacrifices, from the booze to the boys, were really just distractions.
Not only is it hard to hear, but it’s often hard to follow.
We assume you are a person who is deep and deliberate… a person with intention… and we want to figure you out. Would you prefer we see you as someone with no meaning behind your words and actions?
Maybe we are more connected to our fears than we realize.
What if our mistakes aren’t meant to define us, but instead to guide us?
We all have a comfort zone and for the most part, we prefer to stay within it. And why wouldn’t we?
The point is just feeling. Not finishing. And by removing the goal – and the focus and pressure that comes along with it – you are able to surrender.