I returned to the beach where I let it all go some years ago. I stood watching the sunrise over the same horizon. I was at peace. I feel no anger or animosity. As I stood watching the world be lit anew I felt a happiness I had years prior.
I knew this road will at times be difficult. Some days I feel far from the safety of my comfort zone but I know that is where life typically happens. Some days I feel a twinge of fear at the emotions I experience. Being able to live life without the need to be hyper-vigilant; the need to plan and avoid catastrophe can be liberating. It also frees the mind to think of things long neglected.
Just as the sun rose over the beach, I was reminded that each day offers me a new opportunity. I have plenty to learn as I navigate my journey. I will continue face it with the openness and honesty I feel are at my core. I will face every day with a grateful heart; counting my gifts, embracing those in my life I love deeply and sharing with a compassionate heart.
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”