By being more aware of yourself and your experience, you start to become aware of your relation with and place in the world. It brings wholeness within your self and oneness with the world.
I don’t measure success in terms of what’s perfect in my life. In fact, I don’t measure it anymore. I experience it instead.
Desire is my thirst for something more than what I’m experiencing right now. It’s like a faucet that drips water to my very dry lips, making me remember slowly what it feels like to be nourished.
There are times when shame comes like a drizzle of rain. There are times when shame comes like a tornado wiping every inch of personal growth I’ve made. There are times when shame is a never-ending storm varying in intensity day to day.
Sometimes, you just wish you could forget. Sometimes, you just wish you could drown the memories all night with alcohol. But no matter what you do, you simply can’t.
Grief won’t let you.