Those things need out.
Scary as it may be.
You can’t keep it all bottled inside.
You can’t keep yourself hidden inside.
So many fears.
That haunt your dreams.
Those too have to be set free.
Lest they run your life.
Lest they ruin your life.
It’s good to care.
To be compassionate.
To love deeply.
Natural to want the best for those you hold dearest.
But they can’t control you.
You can’t give them the reigns to the only life you’ve got.
So release the idea that your whole purpose is being there for them.
And embrace that your role is both bigger and smaller than that.
When the weight of the world is on your weary shoulders, it’s hard – impossible really! – to take even a single step forward.
But when you release it, the need to control all things, fix all things, be all things, you can breathe again.
And when you are breathing again, those baby steps don’t seem near as difficult.
Celebrate the progress.
Release the past.
Mostly, show up.
Be present. Today.
Do your best today.
Let tomorrow worry about itself.
Repeat as needed.