none of us are okay and all of us are fine

“Affirmations are like screaming that you’re okay in order to overcome this whisper that you’re not. That’s a big contrast to actually uncovering the whisper, realizing that it’s a passing memory, and moving closer to all those fears and all those edgy feelings that maybe you’re not okay. Well, no big deal. None of us is okay and all of us are fine. It’s not just one way. We are walking, talking paradoxes. — Pema Chodron

Read this today. Aha, moment. Just wanted to share. Affirmations never quite did it for me. I mean, they sometimes made me feel momentarily empowered, but always accompanied with a sense of insincerity and disconnection.

None of us are okay and all of us are fine. Move closer to the whisper. Knowing that you can be afraid and brave at the same time = beautiful relief.

And here is a random picture I took on a sunny west coast hike today…there were at least 40 eagles flying overhead as well. So. Grateful. To. Be. Alive.

tree shadow

*big love*

Ovr’N’Out

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