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How did I not know that?
How is it possible to get ___ years into a life before understanding this?
I wish I'd known this a decade ago! Or two! Or five!
What would my life be like if I'd known this sooner?
As we walk through life, occasionally big chunks of understanding fall into place in our minds and hearts. Mysteries that gnawed at us for years become solved. Moments that had us feeling like an alien outsider, like a bumbling buffoon...suddenly make sense. We get it.
We then explode outrageously into this moment of clarity, wholly unlike any other moment we've experienced before. Aha! Exuberance follows, as we celebrate the wonder of our newfound freedom. It's amazing! Incredible! Miraculous, even!
And then, often, the mind wanders right into a dense unforgiving forest. Into a bramble bush we go, piercing ourselves within a spiny thicket of lack. Oh, how we have suffered! We see how much we missed by not knowing this sooner. Woe! We see how naive, or foolish, or uninformed we were. And for how long! And on and on it goes, crimping away at our recent expansion, stealing all our fun, furrowing our brow.
We are where we are. We know what we know. And while the past cannot be changed, enhanced, or rewritten, we can certainly squeeze every nourishing drop of joy from our present. We can certainly decide not to lose another decade, year, month, or moment to the misunderstandings or perceived lack of our past.
Now we know. Now we understand. Now we have something we've needed. Now is the perfect time to let ourselves enjoy what we've found, appreciate it, and step forward into our lives a little wiser. Right now.
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.