By Mark Nepo Let no one keep you from your journey, no rabbi or priest, no mother who wants you to dig for treasures she
When we speak from our trauma to others we set them on the wrong course in their attempts to right a wrong. It is very selfish of us to do so but so human and so default at the same time. It is a true testament to one’s emotional maturity to speak from experience and learning and not trauma and anger.
“You’re one to talk, you work in a multinational company and you have a really high salary! You are privileged!” I don’t know if it was my woman nature, my metastasized imposter syndrome or the surprise of the interaction that my first reaction to this was shame: “I do have such privilege!”
A while ago I had been green lighted for publication of an article in the an international education magazine but their publication schedule has changed
I have been offered the idea this week that I am going through an identity crisis. I panicked at first – Is this where I get botox, implants? A younger lover? Start wearing really shocking outfits? Oh, I am too old for this s..t . And then I remembered that what the gift of a crisis makes me is not pitiful but privileged
As soon as I remember that my fear is not a directive, just data, that it is a prerequisite to courage, I am prepared to take the leap – the only way to life affirming change.
The only point to life is love and growth. And what a privilege to be able to pursue these! I entered the partnership of marriage