Another surprising thing for me was the serenity I found when I released the need to control and made peace with simply showing up for whatever the day would bring.
Allow yourself to float from joy to sorrow, or just stand in a bittersweet swirl of all the big emotions.
You have choices. You can’t avoid regrets, but some regrets are harder to carry. Be mindful as you choose.
And you might ask yourself, “Why am I here?”
I might answer, “To protect them.”
I can’t say this strongly enough. On this journey, the ship is littered with all the things that will trip you up: anger, disappointment, despair, and helplessness. It’s important to mindfully find your anchor: acts, objects, people, or whatever brings you peace if not comfort, ease if not relief.
This is an unbearable journey that we bear because we must.