The choice isn’t between progress and compassion, but simply between caring and not caring.
Ultimately the meaning of our spirituality is realized through the practice of finding meaning in every-day living.
Growth provokes mourning, but mourning also provokes growth … the growth of letting go and leaning into life and its lessons.
As we practice letting go and being okay – breathing, accepting, allowing – we find peace waiting gently, curled up at our feet, where it’s been all along.
Not exactly a dream, and not all skin and bones … we’re not just our stuff and yet, we’re not totally not our stuff either.
Beyond all the goals, resolutions, and plans for the future, you — just as you are today — are worthy of love and acceptance.