12 days ago a friend challenged me to be sober.
In all honesty, I’ve never had an extreme or addictive personality, but I was definitely throwing back the wine like it was no big deal for the last, ohhh, as long as I can remember. A glass here and a glass there, somehow turned into a glass or 2…
Thank you for your valuable insight & perspective, TP.
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I make them. Even @ the age of 35. I’m not proud of them, but they are part of my learning process. So I try to take them in stride with my head held high. I pray to God that I remain aware enough of my thoughts and actions to not repeat past mistakes, but I’m realistic enough to even know that is unrealistic. So maybe I can learn a better way for a new outcome if the occasion arises that I repeat a mistake. At least by changing one shred of my wrong doing, I can learn a newer lesson. Always learning. Always evolving. Always growing. Anyways, that’s how I fill up with compassion, acceptance, understanding, love, kindness, etc..
I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
The upside to the crazy.
You get sad. You get angry. You cry.
And then you take that shiz, and you channel it into something, and come out on the other side, and you realize you dont need to take everything so serious. Gahhh.
And the next thing you know, your laughing and thinking to yourself ”Ahhhh, whatever…”
And you become that girl that drives everyone crazy cause you cant make up your mind.
And you realize, that’s ok too.
Recognizing the “in-love” experience for what it is- a temporary emotional high-and now pursuing “real love”. The kind of LOVE that is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth. Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know LOVE that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. - The 5 Love Languages
Tristan Prettyman is so insightful and inspirational. I love her openness to experiencing all life has to offer.