We all have our stories of struggle.
The more I admit to my own, the more I grow compassion for myself and others.
Life is a learning ground full of difficult and confusing experiences.
We have to surrender control to life’s power over us… the power others have to hurt or touch us. How we will fail them or ourselves.
When you are caught in the war of trying to appear strong, good or perfect to others OR yourself…
You will always lose.
We humans do a million things to avoid that which we truly feel inside.
We keep ourselves busy, move from one lover to the next, check out in play, work, or addiction.
I’ve been committed to staying present to what I feel for some time now and I’ve learned the only way to let go of difficult thoughts, emotions, the past or struggle is to stop fighting and journey through it.
Life is the ultimate Master. Life will force us into submission if we do not surrender willingly.
In my surrender, the deeper I go the stronger I come out the other side.
I feel stronger every day now.
Life is still intense and my pain still hits me upside the head sometimes.
But I trust myself more in those times of pain because I am no longer afraid to see all of me… including my own weakness, confusion or silly actions.
I’ll say it again:
I’m not afraid of seeing my own weakness.
And it’s cliche to say… but I feel strong because of that.