Maybe plants are just one giant metaphor for the way this world works. Sometimes we have to fall down to learn how to get back up again. Sometimes we have to lose what we’ve held dear in order to chase what’s of value. Sometimes we have to say goodbye because everything is impermanent, we ourselves are impermanent, and goodbyes are healthy sometimes.
It’s when you feel fear but do it anyway. It’s when you let someone you love know that they’ve hurt you, instead of reacting with anger. It’s being truthful when you feel shame for what you did. That’s strength and it’s to be admired.
For the rest of my time on earth there are going to be days where I don’t love myself even after I have read an article titled ‘How I Finally Learned To Love Myself.’
When we are not faced with life or death situations and we have the time and health to use our conscious minds to their full creative extent, the decisions we make are almost always through the lenses of the story that we are telling ourselves.
I didn’t feel great about knocking on my dentist’s front door at 11 PM.
Our brains aren’t perfect. In fact, when it comes to decision making, they are extremely outdated.