I read this quote today:
“Pain is essential for the survival of the body, but none compels you to suffer. Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting, an indication of an unwillingness to flow with life. The essence of serenity is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen. A truly serene person does not want things to be other than what they are, for he knows that, considering all factors, they are unavoidable. He is friendly with the inevitable, and therefore does not suffer. Pain he may know, but it does not shatter him. If he can, he does the needful to restore lost balance; otherwise, he lets things take their course.” Nisargadatta Maharaj
As I find my way in this new world as a single person, I’m in a state of heightened learning. I’m having new experiences that I don’t always know how to navigate, but I say this:
I have a supple heart.
I know we are just looking for love. Each one of us.
I am authentic about my feelings, even if they are scary to confess.
I will focus on this day, with the pursuit of creating joy in my life and the lives of others.
I will take care of my myself, so that I may take care of others.
When I’m feeling afraid I will just close my eyes, take a deep breath and sit with it.
I’m not running from my own vulnerability.