also, time can be a clever trickster, giving us both a measuring stick, and a weapon of self-flagellation.
it all comes down to point of view, as ever. heart open.
we tend to be pretty hard on ourselves, having little patience and a lot of judgment. we forget that this is a game, but the critical fact is that everyone wins! everyone. our perspectives and ideas of better/worse, good/evil, black/white don’t really compute beyond this spacetime.
that’s all shiny, but where does it leave us when we come across an all-powerful “aha!” moment in our lives? usually, we’re quick to see it as having discovered yet another weakness or problem to deal with. that’s awfully loaded with unnecessary weight.
instead, what if we install an app-reciation to bookmark a personal achievement, affording us a chance to both unburden ourselves of the need to act upon, react to, or believe in something that no longer serves (integrating the lesson; turning the page) and to validate what has been – knowing it’s absolutely okay for it to have been there for us?
what if we smile instead of frown, knowing that even our awareness of this chapter is diffusing its effect on us, forever?
there’s a perfection to the process, if we allow for a moment to observe it, objectively. we’ve been aware of the game’s parameters all along, even if only unconsciously.
sometimes, there are especially profound moments of growth and self-discovery, such that we’re moved deeply, to tears. these can be the most beautiful, cleansing, releasing, and affirming moments, when the love unconditional wells up inside, and spills out of us.
the river of dreams will always flow. our boats are designed to allow us oars to paddle against, or to dare to lock them in place, sit tall, and ever be open to and excited about what else is possible…
love your life,