I get it. I’m human and riddled with all the things that make humans what we are. I’ve had incredible highs and desperate lows. I’ve succeeded marvelously and failed in even greater ways. I’ve been there for friends and I’ve let friends down. I’ve said the right thing and turned around and put my foot in my mouth. I’ve helped those less fortunate and I’ve set fire to bridges that can’t be repaired. I’ve laughed, loved and loss and most likely will do so a few more dozen times while I’m on this earth. And so it is being a human.
Today is a day when the voices in my head tell me that I’m a fraud and that my failings out-weigh any good I might bring into the world. I know the voices well as they’ve been with me my whole life and I know that, like the ocean’s tide, they will rise and fall, come and go and that tomorrow will feel much better for their absence. But for now….I do my best to ignore their accusations and look forward to hearing less of their pitched cries as the day goes along.
You might be having a similar day. If you are, know you’re not alone and that this too shall pass.
The orchid resting on my desk helps. It reminds me how important it is to surround myself with beauty. Contemplating the simple elegance of this plant connects me with nature and with the entire planet. I’m reminded that while I am part of the whole I am also remarkably unique. And so are you. So despite the voices telling us we can’t; let’s do some remarkable things today, shall we?