Being the best, most actualized version of yourself doesn’t mean that you don’t struggle with anxiety or depression, or that you never have negative, critical thoughts about yourself running in your mind. It means that you learn to slow down and tend to those hurt parts when they come up.

Too often, people think they can’t ever really be happy, or have what they want, until they are free of their difficult emotions.

For sure, there are a lot of strategies to push through those tough moments, and they serve their purpose well. These are survival strategies, and that is a good thing to have.

But at some point, you need to let the light in. The most lasting and transformational thing you can do is learn to recognize those hurting parts when they come up, and learn to respond with love and compassion (as much as it sucks at first), and transform your wounds with the light of your love.

This is your wholeness.