“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
We are ALL broken.
We are all BROKEN.
We are also all perfect in our brokeness.
We hold the healing power for our brokeness.
No one else can fix us.
We can only fix ourselves.
We must embrace that broken part and pull it deep into ourselves.
In accepting and loving the broken parts of ourselves, they lose their power over us.
We are afraid to look at the broken parts.
We continually run, fast and furious, away from them.
We are defensive.
We are depressed.
We seek external solutions.
When we do not find them, we are more broken.
Then, one day, we become aware. The common denominator in our lives is us. All problems are us. All worries are us. All doubts are us. We are our pain and we can ease it. It's no one else's problem and it's no one else's to solve.
XOXOXO to me.