Dear Future Me,
The actuality of those times when the story running through mind, set on continuous loop, is ‘not good enough…no…not even close to good enough… You will never be good or enough…’ is that you have allowed too many toxic voices to inhabit your heart and mind rent-free.
People in or entering your life may come with fulfilling labels: Friend, Wife, Husband, Father, Step-Mother, Neighbor, Daughter, Trusted Significant Other, or worse – Family, etc. Let’s call all of them chosen labels TBD.
Always, always read the actual ingredients. Open the wrapper, no matter how pleasing its appearance, and look closely at what is underneath and inside. Find out what, if any, agenda is included in the fine print. Be aware that every label has the potential to expire at any moment.
Appearances and labels are designed to deceive. Find the people, or person who quiets and soothes the heart, mind, body and soul; the ones with a different soundtrack.
Those are the ones that matter above everything and everyone else. If there is anything genuinely desirable in the package, you have struck gold. Recognize the value in them and nourish one another.
Accept no substitutes – ever. All else is just mind-numbing noise that costs far too much to acquire, keep and maintain.
Many chosen labels are all flash, nothing real, no substance, have no staying power, and are fundamentally bad for you. They are not worth the acquisition.
Find those that purport themselves to be who and what they actually are, and advertise accordingly. There is no substitute for the real thing.
Choose wisely. You’ll thank me later.
All My Love,
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