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8 years ago yesterday is the day I never want to go back to, but always remember.
8 years ago today – is the day I chose life.
last year I wrote about how I put the wide angle lens on my life… this year I write about the macro lens..

the lens on my life i keep hidden as to not expose my faults, my weakness, my failures…

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” Buddha

the lens that reveals the honest details, in plain sight.. for all to see, for all to judge….
the lens which shows my imperfections, my pain, my inner beauty and ultimately my soul.

the lens which when the photo is examined
reveals beauty in weakness.
reveals change & growth
reveals acceptance & empathy..
reveals a found selflessness & presence
reveals a life of intent.. (trying my best)
reveals an evolution of thought & an inner peace..

a photo which 8 years ago would have revealed a much different person. a person I try very hard to never forget.

chaos. restless. confused. selfish. hurtful. mean. ungrateful. conceded. addict. alcoholic.

“no matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” Buddha

I’m grateful for my new beginning…

love and light.