Open eyes and a grateful heart.

Have no expectations. Make no judgement. Give up the need to know why things happen as they do and the attempt to orchestrate outcomes. Breathe. Let go.

Sifting.

There’s always been a part of me that wants to figure myself out – that thinks some amount of introspection will allow me some peace. I don’t cling to that as tightly as I once did, but I see now, in sobriety, the value in considering my own actions and motivations more than ever. Sometimes…

I am.

consciousness: the state of being conscious; fully alert, aware, oriented, and responsive to the environment.

Faith.

Fear.

(learning mindfulness)

Reality Check.

: an occasion on which one is reminded of the state of things in the real world.