You can rebirth yourself.
Renounce vows to old versions.
I AM handles I WAS.
So wipe clean, the haunting dust.
Begin the new thing.
And stop looking back,
half-hoping for an excuse
to re-embrace an old suffering,
simply because you know it so well.
That is the worst kind of intimacy.
Instead, level-up the love within you,
which will level-up the love around you.
And will also, likely, stir up some stuff.
Ground and anchor in love, all while knowing
it has to be re-chosen, again and again and again.
Because love gets dropped so frequently,
so reconnection must be made.
As far as I can tell, THAT is the game.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾