365 Day Challenge-Day 24 A Love Letter

It’s the energy of mindfulness in us that allows us to write a real love letter and reconcile with another person. A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it’s not a love letter. A true love letter can produce transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may take the whole of our lifetime to write. Thich Nhat Hanh, Your True Home

Many people come to mind when I consider writing a love letter. It also occurs to me that perhaps I start with writing to myself. A letter that would acknowledge and give insight into coping mechanisms developed as a child that no longer serve me. A letter that would allow for grace when I think of past wrongs both done by and to me. A letter that would celebrate the dreams and hopes I have for my life that can be scary to share with the world. A letter to myself at this moment would have the benefit of the compassion and understanding that comes with time and space.

The transformation I would hope for would be one of greater self-acceptance and love. The weight of the years of judgement, self-doubt, and sadness could slide off my body and mind allowing more room for peace. Today, I will start the love letter to myself, and it is okay if it takes a lifetime.

In gratitude,

Kristan

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