Been thinking a lot about awareness lately – particularly, awareness of self.

In moments of conflict or difficulty, it is so simple and natural to look externally to the symptoms of cause – it is too easy to point to the other as being wrong or unjust.

The most difficult thing to do is to look inward – not with judgement – but with self compassion.

The inward journey can be terrifying and messy business.  But when the clouds part, as the occasionally do, there is nothing like the feeling of the warm rays of inner truth warming your skin.

This is when I’m reminded that it’s ok to be human – just like everyone else, we all strive, are impatient, are filled with gratitude, and have an oceanic capacity to love, love, love.

evening sky glows