What if you knew the relationship that matters most is the one you have with yourself? It colors, filters, twists, and breaks all of your other relationships. All other relationships are experienced through the lens of how you relate to yourself. When you truly love, value, respect and accept yourself, it affords you the opportunity to relinquish “control” and accept others without judgement in order to love who they are.
What if you remembered to be thankful for all that you have and all that you are?
What if you remembered that when someone else disapproves of you, indicating you are not enough, that it is not your job, or even possible to be someone else’s source?
What if you knew that expecting someone to be someone or somewhere they are not is ignorance, and will bring you pain and struggle every time?
What if you knew that whenever you fight reality, you end up in pain?
What if you knew that whether someone else loves you or not, you are lovable and you still get to love them?
What if you knew that you are truly a gift to this thing called life?
Yes, all people experience conflict. As near as I can tell we are invited to grow through the experience of conflict. Some of my greatest growth has been through times of pain and struggle. In the end, no one else can walk in your shoes. At times you may have company by your side, but ultimately your journey is your journey.
The Dalai Lama was once asked about his definition of happiness. He simply offered that to him, happiness is being satisfied. This aligns with the Latin word “Satis” which means enough. I love the invitation to feel like I am enough, in any given moment, no matter what is currently rocking my world.
Remember that you are not the stories you tell yourself about who you are. You are not your own dissatisfaction with your life. You are a gift from the universe to the universe! Share yourself openly. May you find happiness in more, and more, and more moments of your life.
In my world,
I love knowing you.
It opens my heart,
and helps me be true.