Stopped writing for months because I had nothing to share even anonymously, but eventually caved to thoughtiverse . Sharing, even if no one is listening.
Great love and tragedy surrounds everyone. It is important not to lose one’s emotions to stay focused on love and helping others. It is also easy to feel small next to great phenomena. This can both be humbling and intimidating.
Minutes after being sworn in as the next president, Geppetto knocked on my door and said he was looking for a “real boy.”
I hid under the bed and felt my nose. It was short and true, but it was exactly what he was looking for.
There’s no reason reality can’t challenge oneself as soon as one realizes they are ready. This is to say nothing of someone being challenged and not ready, which could equally be possible in a universe with no room for error.
Fear is the heart’s worst enemy. Fear, when unfounded, paralyzes the heart’s most essential function: tender, blind, and unconditional love. Fear has all the attributes of a persuasive rationale that offers to serve as the guardian actor for all the heart’s actions. Instead of following one’s heart, one is tempted to follow the shroud that fear attempts to cover over a heart. Resisting fear requires eternal vigilance, and thus eternal engagement with the heart’s true senses. When a heart is covered from its eyes, ears and from operating its moral compass, it is led astray to a path that is not viable. A heart needs a lifelong road to follow, and fear is like a tornado that temporarily lifts a heart with a false promise to safely reach a much longer destination. The more we can trust a proven and time-tested guide, the heart’s own periphery senses, the more a heart can reach a place where it needs to be. A mature heart can distinguish outside fear from universal love and thus the function serves others as well as one’s own.