We are told life should be a certain way. If it strays from this expectation we judge it as ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’.
No one teaches us how to live the life we have been given. We must learn that for ourselves even if there are things about it that we do not like. Even if there are things about ourselves we do not like.
We suffer because life is not what we want. We suffer because we are not what we think we should be.
This suffering layers upon itself and spirals us down the rabbit hole of despair.
First, to begin our healing, we have to recognize our unhappiness. We have to find the thoughts within our minds that support that life is not as it should be.
This takes time.
This takes courage.
It is hard but you do not have to do anything more than that. Make space for your judgments against life and yourself.
Given the framework we live in, it would make sense you would have these thoughts of ‘not enough’ or ‘less than’.
How does it feel to watch your judgments and not fight them?
For me, it feels easier. The suffering these thoughts cause still remains but the resistance to them is diminished.
When we stop fighting what is, what will happen?
This could be the first step towards Love. This could be the first step towards healing.
This could be the beginning of everything.