When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. [Paulo Coelho, Brida]
Even if I would like different tools, I am BEginning to see the usefulness of these three. Disappointment always helps me see where I have relied too much on another. One of my favourite lyrics goes – it’s too much to expect but NOT too much to ask – and I’ve learned to apply that to everything.
Defeat and despair also seem far from “tools” to me. Still, I can see plenty of evidence to make me question that. I’ve had a lot of despair these past 2 months. I’ve known defeat in 37 different flavours. And yet here I am Today with far less fear and far more willingness to fail enthusiastically.
There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand. [Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You]
When someone lets me down Now I try to see it as an opportunity for me to either cast a wider net or Let Go of reliance in favour of resilience.
I love you, Currie