We all have stories. And there is actually a lot going on right now, most of which we may never know or see.
Think about yourself: how often are you in your head, fighting an invisible battle, arguing with yourself, with feelings of inadequacy, worry, or doubt? Maybe you’re on the other side of the spectrum, in your head, invisibly living a fantasy life, thinking you’re pretty great and for the most part flawless, always seeing the ideal world rather than the real.
Maybe you’re both. Like me.
And it’s not easy to walk the line, to live in the real world, where people only see the visible of your life. To hold in tension the very real, very present but unseen assaults of worry, fear, inadequacy; the very real wishes for a better, more ideal life; and the reality of what’s on the surface, what’s happening outside of you that is seen by any friend, onlooker, or passerby.
How do we embrace both the seen and the unseen of our lives? Should we? I think this is the question to our stories. Largely. Because in that tension, is your real life.
What’s actually happening in space and time, right here and right now, is much more than we can imagine, for every person and thing we come in contact with. Our choice is to either embrace the seen and unseen of our lives and others’ lives, or reject it and project what we wish was true about ourselves and others.
Do you have courage enough to live in that reality, the reality of visible and invisible, to accept and love it? And do you have enough grace to allow others to do the same?