It’s ok to have failures. You don’t have to redefine it as anything other than a failure.
It’s ok to have pain and it not be anything but painful. Breaking your toe doesn’t produce a better toe but just a lot of colorful language and a broken toe.
It’s ok to feel and not respond. It’s ok to just be.
If you don’t start nourishing yourself, then you will never be able to nourish others.
If you are not full, then you will always operate out of emptiness. If you are not full, then you will use everything and everyone to fill yourself up.
There are some things and some people that you will never be enough for, because they are consuming you out of their own emptiness.
A healthy community is made up of individuals who are full of love, who know who they are and how they are designed to be, feel, think, move and relate as their true-selves. The first act of love is being who you are designed to be. Only in a healthy community, do you discover yourself more which leads to the opportunity to love yourself more, to receive more love from others and give more love to others.
The failures that ripped me open, also ripped away a false-self that I was unknowingly suffocating and dying in.
Listening and Looking are exercises that we desperately need to practice. We need to listen and look how people and circumstances expose us? How do we feel? Do we know who we are? Are we using our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies as a means to our fragmented ends?
We have to be forced to be honest to create the space for Truth to set us free to known and accepted, and to love and to be loved. There is no such thing as truth without love and there is no such thing as love without truth.
People cannot respond to your truth who don’t know how to respond to their own truth. People cannot respond to your pain who don’t know how to respond to their own pain.
Relationships start with you. Your truth and love will create safe spaces for people to receive and give their greatest gift…themselves!