A grownup is
a child with layers on.
Do you think that child in you actually died at some point in time along the way of your growing and becoming an adult? Well, it didn’t! It is still alive and he/she needs to be nurtured for the betterment of your adult health and well-being. This does not mean you should behave in a childish manner nor give up your autonomy. But it never hurts every now and again to “Anticipate the day as if it were your birthday and you’re turning six again.” (Mike Dolan)
The right to play is one of the divine rights of men and women, of boys and girls, and is just as essential to the peace, happiness and prosperity of the world as is the right to pray. ~Silas X. Floyd
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t…
I am contemplating the opportunity cost of coming to the conclusion that I know better how someone should be. How I would communicate to them how to overcome their current shortcomings. I must include myself in this erroneous activity.
In those thoughts, I have deprived myself of being here. I have made a judgment about theirs, and my own choices and responses that we’re engaged in.
What delightful peace there is in viewing everything, including myself as being exactly as it is intended to be at this moment. My energy and being are more rewardingly expended in/on acknowledging the present. Enjoying that in its entirety, completely.
To be honest with you, I can’t put my finger on it. I’m fairly level headed, open-minded I am committed to improving myself. I still can’t shake the idea that I’ll be found to be unappealing, odd what have you. I am petrified at the thought of putting myself out there and opening myself up for disappointment and ridicule.
I like who I have become. I want to be counted on, to be thought about and anticipated. Perhaps, I should give myself more time. I’m still afraid.
Once I set foot on the path, the destination, became of no concern.
The objective became the experience of all that I encountered on my way
It became clear that it was not I that set foot on the path
But that I have been and am being led
The vistas breathtaking
The obstacles heartbreaking
Each touching my soul in ways destined to transform from bereft to unimaginable abundance
May you find you’re on yours