LET EVERYTHING GO. And everyone. You walk alone. As long as you are needing/wanting/demanding change in someone else, you are not living your life fully. You don’t get their life. You only get your own. What am I clinging to out of FEAR? Who am I asking to CHANGE to make things better for me? Kiss your loved ones and set them free. They can’t change for you even if they wanted to. And they are too busy wishing you would change for them to think about changing for you. Change is a gorilla wrestle in a ring with your demons. Letting people off the hook for your life is a spiritual IRONMAN. Change yourself. He still pisses you off with the fill in the blank, but what if you decided to release that anger? What if you could DECIDE not to give away one more minute of your beautiful morning to something you cannot control? Let it all go and get back to your life. What were you doing?
LIVE YOUR AMENDS. We are tragically flawed, bumbling through life. We hurt people. We’ve been hurt. We can’t do this perfectly and it’s not the point anyway. But live your amends. When you realize you are in the wrong, feel the melting of your ego. Don’t worry about this, it will come back strong as ever in a few minutes. ! Say that you are wrong. That you are sorry. Then wait to hear whatever is coming back. Decide that no matter what this person says to you, it’s OK. This gets easier over time. Not carrying around shame and guilt frees you up to be, well….FREE.
TELL THE TRUTH AGAIN. Create your life from your true position on this earth. Do your thing like a house on fire. You really might be gone tomorrow. No one is looking, no one is judging, it’s only you and you.
When you can be the TRUTH of who you are, and give everyone around you the power to have their own truth, with daily amends to yourself and to them, you are clean. See yourself clean. You are free of debris that is not yours and unencumbered by guilt, shame, fear, and resentment. No pressure to create a masterpiece, this work is great for sitting peacefully with yourself.
(as always i write what i need to learn the most, so lest i sound like a know-it-all or a i’ve got it all figured out-er, this is a disclaimer. i hear and learn passing truths while sitting clearly in i-don’t-knowness.)
(is this from a cherry blossom? shot with iphone and worked in colorsplash and snapseed. i think.)