not scared of the dark anyway
Updated: Jun 1, 2019
If you spend your days delivering care, in one form or another, to people situated on the narrow edge between crisis and just-barely-making-it, I don’t think you need the burden of self-actualization compounding your already overwhelming work.
It’s okay if you don’t have time to pursue enlightenment. Chances are, if you’re neck deep in the muck trying to help other people stay afloat, you’re not scared of the dark anyway.
There’s no hard, fast, and final fix that you need to find. What I hope for you today is not an easy burst of illumination that pulls you away from engagement. Salvation is found in our engagement. What I hope for you today is enough space for a few deep breaths, and a dull ache of light that helps you avoid stubbing your toe as you navigate the shadows.