Don’t be talked out of your pain. Get to know it. Intimately.
Even if we start out with all good intentions, self improvement leads to the expectation that others should be improving themselves also.
Sometimes when things feel a little grim to me, I forget. I *am* being loved.
If we “stop” at the stage of excising toxic people from our lives, won’t we again be a hardened mixture that’s “stuck”?
My sisters are my brother too.
Religious idealism permeates even atheism in our culture, having conditioned us to value answers more than questioners.