"If the sun were to explode, you wouldn’t even know about it for eight minutes
And nothing in the world gives me a heavier heart than knowing I wouldn’t be able to reach you before the world went dark."
"There are times when you have to accept that there’s a disunion between what you know is right and what you want to do. And it takes a skillful eye to recognize that you aren’t quite healed. And to move forward, to move past the limbo between doing what’s honorable for yourself and doing what you want to do even though you know it’s wrong, you just have to do it.
But you don’t do it to justify anything. You simply do it accepting that the outcome will be what it is. You don’t go in with expectation, though you know very well what will happen. You accept that this is a part of a bigger process of moving forward that you must do to really GET it. And, though it’s an indicator that there are parts of you that aren’t conscious enough to recognize the limitless possibilities that are out there or believe that they are coming your way, allowing yourself to commit the act (with no expectation) certainly makes you get it. Taking that perceivable detour helps you finally and deeply apprehend your worth. Helps you understand that trying to recreate the past provides no room for a future of infinite possibilities. I know for myself, and others, I’ve made the mistake of thinking growth is a upward process. Like you just go straight up. The reality is, the journey is the journey. And you can’t carry along expectations of the journey. You simply have to be fully in each moment and each situation, and you gotta accept it for what it is. And there will be times when you don’t make the perceivably right decision, but it just goes to show that you haven’t quite grasped the lesson. And that’s what it takes for you to further evolve. You have to actually appreciate these perceivable detours because they put you back on track."
I remember a time my paternal grandfather visited, back in the late 1970s, when I was 5 or 6. Mom was steaming off strips of wallpaper in the living room. We wanted her to finish and come fix us dinner.
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