day 322 || gratitude
i wake today and read these words:
"The energy wasted in trying to quietly get others to behave in ways that will satisfy our needs remains a major source of anxiety and alienation. Rather than prevent us from being hurt, indirectness and dishonesty only heighten our isolation from what it means to be alive. " ~ Mark Nepo
i think about these words all day, i even talk to him about them. i see how i so often try to get others to follow my desires by indirectly projecting them in a manner that moves things in a direction so that it appears that i am taking care of others. when what i really need to do is just speak my needs, without expectations or the need to have them follow. speaking my truth is something i have become very aware of lately, speaking up about my needs is worth practicing too. i am grateful for tiny bits of wisdom that help me grow.