In order for a pearl to emerge, life provides irritants, and dare I say, I provide irritants such as self-doubt, anxiety, arrogance, that list could go on. Sometimes, I actually face the music and man up as the saying goes. But interestingly ,over time all this activity shapes the person I’m becoming.
My defensive behaviors built protective layers against what I’ve considered life’s irritants. But after multiple failures and beating myself up over them, eventually I realized, maybe I should try going with the flow and stop fighting so hard. I should accept who I am and who I’m becoming. Accepting myself, life got a whole lot easier.