“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know” ~Pema Chödrön
All of us are still working on our projects.
We all have things in our closets we would rather not reveal. We’ve all made mistakes. In the future, we will all make mistakes. We all have scars.
None of us are close to reaching that mythical ‘perfect’ status. Never will.
We should not consider ourselves to be fully evolved. Not even close. We can always improve our lives.
In truth, we are all a contradiction of different elements. The world is not black and white. There are many shades in between.
Being human isn’t always simple, tidy, or pretty. Human beings must adapt to all the ups and downs of life, including the challenges, heartache, struggles, and loss. Our precious lives are not given a manual. We will not be helped by any hacks or shortcuts to get us through the difficult times.
Breakdown or Breakthrough: Personal challenges and battle scars
I would like to share with you a story that I haven’t shared anywhere else.
In the last few months of 2021, and early in 2022, I experienced what could be called a complete breakdown.