Sunday, July 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

For so much of my life, I wished into the darkness to be someone else, some elusive ideal that represented possibility and contentment.  I was steadily reaching in the dark across a chasm that separated who I was and who I thought I should be.  Somewhere along the way, I grew weary of grasping at possible selves, just out of reach.  So I put my arms down and wrapped them around me.  I began healing by embracing myself through the foreboding darkness until the sunrise shone on my face.  Eventually, I emerged, and surrendered to the brilliance, discovering truth, beauty, and peace that was already mine.

-- Janet Mock, Redefining Realness, p. 258

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