Mapping the Trails Inside Ourselves

It feels like there is something wrong.
So I look for what I did wrong
Or what I missed
Or how I am falling short.
But it’s just a feeling, a remnant from some distant and terrible past.
I am not falling short.
I am going at my pace.
When I believe this feeling that says I am failing, that is exactly what slows me down.
Years ago someone told me, “if you just stop thinking there is something wrong with you, then you will be fine.”
Turns out he was right. And wrong. Because the thought, belief and feeling that something is wrong comes from a deep place and can’t be removed just by saying so. We need to learn to recognize it and skillfully navigate around it.

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