Sitting on this side of the water, everything can seem dark and just out of reach. That boat right there can seem too hard to row. Those trees can seem scary and threatening. Time to figure out what to do can seem like it has all run into the river before me.
That’s the moment, when I need to breathe. Nothing is that important. Absolutely nothing is that important.
I seem to think that other people know more than I do. I seem to think that they have more wisdom and more ability. I endow them with so much power to decide who I am, to pick my faults and myabilities. Who put everyone else in charge of which doors get opened and which rivers get crossed?
Just over there on the other side is a new way of looking at things. All I have to do is get in this boat, take a short ride, and I’ll be looking back on where I was. How much trouble is that, how much worry? I can actually see where I’m going. I can do that. I can do that. I know it.
Who convinced everyone that this is the only place to be? I’ve decided that I need a change of scenery.
I’m headed just over there. I’ll be where I can find the person I know I’ve always been wanting to be. The lights already shining for me there.
−me strauss Letting me be