A good friend of mine recently ended an on-again off-again relationship. You know what I’m talking about.. months or years of breaking up and getting back together, only to break up again and repeat the cycle. She swore that this time it was “final”…. She called me a few days later and said, “Some part of me wants to try again.” 😭
That’s exactly the problem: If only “a part of her wants to go back, it’s not enough. I mean, a part of me wants to live deep in the nature on a beautiful little farm while another part of me wants to live in a zen kloster. There is a part of me that wants to drink, smoke, and party again for the first time in over a decade, just like a part of me wants to slap certain people upside the head every once in awhile. But I don’t do any of those things, of course, because only a part of me wants to do them, not all of me. Every aspect of my being must first be in agreement with what I’m about to do, or I choose not to do it at all. What are you willing to die for? Are you willing to live for it as well? Are you living for it?