298fbff4c945e47108b9c8f0d456f86c “WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”~  Pema Chödrön, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Seeing that I’ve always felt kind of different, for a long period of time I’ve been trying to “fix” myself in order to be normal. To improve myself, so that I could fit in a world where I was seen as a weirdo. But the harder I struggled, the harder it seemed to get somewhere, to seeing results. And because I was trying to change more and more things about myself, I got to a point where I didn’t recognize myself anymore.

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