I don’t think Josh is fully aware of how much we deeply share the same fears and the same struggles. They have manifested themselves differently but they are the same.
I used to listen to him talk about these things and think how alike we were. He would play songs that would speak to me to the point of tears and he would nod and say “I knew you would feel it.” You see, Josh has a super power in that he has a superhuman empathy for others and many times I think he hides it. I think he sees much more than he lets on as a way to protect himself because he knows he attracts those people who need someone like him…to listen and to “fix”.
I have been one of those people but because I know we are the same I have never expected to be fixed I have always just enjoyed being broken with someone who understood and was ok with it. We are all broken, none of us are whole, but we are stronger together. Josh is less broken today than he was yesterday and I see a strength I admire and am proud of.
Acceptance…. I am still working on this one. I have accepted The Bad and The Ugly but I am working on The Good.
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Accepting life on its own terms. Accepting things for what and how they are. I think a lot of us struggle with accepting dire circumstances in our life. We struggle with accepting things that we cannot change. We stress about changing the things in our life that we are most afraid of. We fear the weakness we feel when we must admit that we are powerless over some situations in our life. A lot of us refuse to accept our downfalls, but instead spend useless amounts of energy denying things for what they are. There are things we cannot change. There are journeys and struggles that sometimes we…
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