Last summer, I was spending some time with a friend who was struggling. He was losing sight of his path and gifts. He was filled with doubt. He was in a lot of pain. He was lost in the tall grass, so to speak.

It was a bit difficult to watch. But, my job as friend, included helping him remember a bit more of himself. Pulling back some of the grasses. With honesty, yes. This wasn’t about fabricating sunshine. But also with affirmational support.

All of us forget. All of us need out friends to help shine a bit of light on what feels utterly lost in the shadow of personal, but is actually, quite communal and universal. I’m glad for these friends in my life.

I wrote a few words to give him. Core bits about being loved, enough, and gifted.

Funny how it works, that often, our affirmations and guidance and reminders that we offer to others, are what we need to hear for ourselves.

Rest in what is.

You are loved, just as you are.

You are enough.

You are wildly exciting
in your spirit, heart, mind, and belly.

Let go of all the chatter.

Rest in what is.


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