Prompt: The truth is….
The truth is….that we’re all just finding our way. I used to believe that there was a kind of clarity that people reached at a certain point. And I was sure that I would find it too. For a while I think I confused consistency with clarity. But they’re not the same at all. In fact, they can be like mischievous twins who trade places in class just to prove they can. And both, for the most part, are more illusion than reality.
The truth is….that I’m a creature of habit. So routine is like the gateway drug that leads someone like me to chase and to believe in the twin illusions of clarity and consistency. Sameness, I’ve learned, is NOT clarity.
The truth is….that change is the only constant. I don’t believe any of us have the kind of infallible clarity that I thought all adults had when I was a child.
The truth is….I’ve grown accustomed to not knowing. And I’m no longer resentful or incredulous when the world does summer-salts at my doorway. Everything can be shaken up and upside down and I know that it’s not up to me to do all the fixing of brokenness and righting of wrongs.
The truth is…that all we can do is our best in any given moment. We can’t anticipate every problem or every potential outcome. We can only breathe deeply, stand in the presence of love, and move forward with the intention of doing no harm.
The truth is…we’d all be so much better off if we could be kinder to ourselves and to each other for our our shared ambiguity….for the collective sin of uncertainty.
The truth is….Ram Dass was right when he said….”we’re all just walking each other home!”
The truth is….I’m always glad you’re here 💜
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