After a lifetime of feeling unworthy and pretending to be someone I wasn’t, several years ago I began to entertain the idea that maybe I’m okay just the way I am. It’s been a long and difficult journey, and I don’t always get it right, but I’m convinced it’s a journey worth taking. The catalyst for my transformation was a little book by the wonderful Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön called “When Things Fall Apart.” Her work quite literally changed my life, introducing me to mindfulness and an approach to life totally unlike my own. Before, I had spent a large part of my life trying to control things, fighting battles that didn’t need to be fought, and resisting the inevitable.
“Loving what is” is my attempt to put down my useless weapons, take off my masks, and embrace life as it is.
Want more background? The first few posts will pretty much explain everything. Start here.