I used to worry I was on the wrong path. Was I doing the right things with my life? I didn’t think so. It didn’t feel like it.
I later discovered that my discomfort had nothing to do with what I was doing. It had everything to do with how I was being.
On my path as I encountered others, I was being stingy with my love. Out of fear, repressed pain, and distrust in the world, I held back. Consequently, I felt the great void of disconnection from life, from other humans.
There’s been a lot of talk these days about what love is…
And what love is not…
What I’ve learned is that Love is a path we walk. First, we learn to love and accept what we don’t like in ourselves. Then we begin to open our hearts to learn how to love others, even when it’s hard…especially when it’s hard and unfamiliar and scary – just like it is when we begin to love our own perceived flaws.
These are the lessons on the path… if we are walking in love.
~Tracy, a girl on her own