"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
~Siddhārtha Gautama (the Buddha)
I’ve been pondering why folks seem so “crazy” and disconnected … many don’t even know this … that’s called denial and boy oh boy, do I know denial. Denial was my best friend for many years of my life. Denial helped me face the day and get though some awful times … denial helped me tuck away the “real” life and feelings in order for me to survive. It took a long, long time to get out of it … and still, I am vigilant to make sure I don’t slip back into the quicksand of denial. Yes, life seems more painful but I know that someday I will work through this pain of my past life experiences and break through to a new sparkling and shinny life experience not some shadow of a life.
When I started to awaken, it felt (and still does to a degree) like I was in darkness, in a pit of despair and it was like walking through sludge to get up and out to breathe some fresh air. It’s funny, but while in denial I didn’t feel that way and I guess that’s why we all do this to protect ourselves until we are ready to face our pain and feelings. I hope and pray for someday soon, people will find their way out of there pit and into the sunlight … that we will all learn to truly LOVE ourselves and in turn send out those loving energies, feelings and thoughts to all the Universe, transforming it into a more loving place.
Wishing You All Happiness and Peace this Day and all your days to come!