They say over time will heal all wounds. They say that hurt is a feeling to embrace and let it pass because it doesn’t define you. For personal development and character growth, it’s a multifaceted process. In this personal note, I’m going to talk about myself changing over time as a result of the experiences I’ve had with trust and letting go.
Looking in the mirror today is a very different person than even two years ago. Since then, I have shifted my values and allegiances to accept what is present. What I value most is trust, loyalty, passion, and honesty. But what I have learned is the dependency on others is the highest risk to my life. If something goes slightly wrong or totally wrong, I can choose as an individual to close that door and open another door. I have learned to accept the realities of life challenges, stray away from the attractive world of self-pity, and invested in myself with self-care and self-love.
Stephen Colbert had an interview with Anderson Cooper wherein the topic of grief he said, “It’s a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that. you have to accept it with gratitude.”
You said “what punishment of gods are not gifts. Do you really believe that?” @andersoncooper, choking back tears, asks Stephen Colbert, as they discuss grief.— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 16, 2019
“Yes,” replies the comedian. “It’s a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that.” pic.twitter.com/p5rUUhZKxq