"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously.
Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties,
nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life.
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems,
but by confronting them courageously. "
this quote arrived in my inbox today.
it is timely
as i work hard to sit in the present
to accept all that comes to me
to not try to rationalize too much
i am learning about sitting with pain.
sitting with discomfort
and translating that pain and discomfort and pain
into the gifts that they are.
i like the line
"don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties nor burild mental walls to exculde pain from your life"
that resonates with me.
i am filled with an optimism that seems wierdly misplaced if thought about too much
imagine the outcome of all this learning and stretching and undoing and becoming
that is going on for me!
i anticipate the me i am becoming.
i really can't wait to meet her.