“Acting on your own behalf is about slowly becoming a person you can count on. It is about recognizing what you do that causes you pain and acting on those insights.” – Geneen Roth
There is a tender soul there.
They are doing the best they can, but they can’t see that.
They can’t see the path that is spiraling around ahead of them, bringing them closer and closer to where they want to be.
They only see that they aren’t getting there.
They only see the times that they didn’t follow through with their plan or didn’t listen to their inner voice. They only remember eating the world and sleeping through and letting fear be the boss. They only remember that they somehow let themselves down.
They only see that they are a big fat failure.
They don’t see the tender human being who is doing the best they can. They don’t see that everyone else is struggling too. They don’t see that other people sleep in and eat the world and don’t write 10,000 words a day or have perfectly clean houses or perfect marriages or easy lives.
They don’t see that they are beautiful and getting there.
There is a tender soul there who is learning their lessons slowly.
They don’t see that every step forward that they do take is worth 5 steps back.
They don’t see the other people who are looking at them and wondering how they got to be so wonderful.
They don’t see that they shine.