Our life is a constant process of growing and out-growing; this includes our habits, our attitudes, and our ways or thinking. Our experiences are like building blocks that make us more aware of ourselves and others.
We learn, sometimes through painful experiences, who we really are, what we truly want and desire; and most of all, what our purpose in life is. As I am writing this, on the brink of my 47th birthday, I look back and smile. I came a long way. All my efforts and suffering were not in vain – as Shade says it so beautifully – I have forgiven those who have mistreated me or were simply ignorant of my soul, at the center of which only love and kindness resides. I have never let go of my vision; healing myself and helping others to do the same.