"Once we know the instruction, we can put it into practice. Then it's up to us what happens next. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of just how willing we are to lighten up and loosen our grip. How honest do we want to be with ourselves?" - Pema Chondron
Open your heart. Open your mind. Accept everything that has happened, is happening and will happen with curiosity, playfulness and grace. Let both your heart and mind work together to grow confident knowing that this universe is 100% in favor of you. The things that have occurred were extremely intentional. What you are experiencing now - the challenges, the heartache, the reflection - are the building blocks preparing you for what's to come. And what's around the corner, on its way to you, is magnificent. Believe that. Stop asking "why?". Don't waste a minute more in speculation of the events in your life. Make not one more judgment of yourself. Do not wish to erase the imperfect past or speed up the uncomfortableness of the present time. Use it all, the breakdowns and the buildups, to learn more about yourself, grow stronger beyond belief and to cultivate incredible amounts of love. Most importantly...keep laughing. All these experiences are leading you to your greatest life!
Stay awake. Stay open. Gracefully receive. Flourish.