Words to Live By…

A few weeks ago, I was touched and honored to see that one of my FB friends quoted me along with the comment “Words to live by.” The quote was a section of what I’ve pasted below from my post “The Problem with Self-Awareness”:

The love is within me.
The joy is within me.
The ecstasy and bliss are within me.

Although there is pain and fear and insecurities inside me, too. I face them head on. I turn into the waves. I dive into them, head on. I’m not afraid, for I know that in facing those things they pass much faster than by running from them.

I face it all. I embrace it all. For all of it. The joy and the sorrow. The bliss and the agony. It is all beautiful. It is all life and love. It is all experience that makes us human.

By burying it and running from it, you hurt yourself and everyone who comes into contact with you.

Courage. Find it.

Then, let’s talk.


I post it again today as a reminder to myself as well as my readers. LIVE!

For those of you who are following my healing and reemergence from the dark, I’m doing quite well. Stronger everyday. I have realized with the help of dear, supportive friends, that I am “100% genuinely happy” most of the time. Always have been. Just not 100% of the time. Because, well, I’m human, not a robot. I’m real, not a façade. I live in the light, but I’m not afraid of the darkness.

I embrace it all.

If you have the strength, please share this journey with me. It’s a wild, wonderful, ecstatic ride.

~ by omgrey on May 23, 2012.

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