"A culture that denies death inevitably becomes shallow and superficial, concerned only with the external forms of things. When death is denied, life loses its depth." Hart Tolle
The process of loss is internal. It penetrates every corner of who I am and forces me to reexamine who I want to be. Last night I was talking to my sisters in a state of overwhelmedness. I don’t even know if that is a word, but that is where I am. They encouraged me to "just be" – to let go of worries of perfection and meeting higher expectations. The idea to just be who I am, where I am, what I am, surrounds my mind with calm. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just today with myself. Just today with God. Just be who He created me to be. Love generously. Give kindly. Trust wholeheartedly.