“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts
After a few years of living through the betrayal and anger of my divorce, my friends decided it was time for me to start dating again.
They took me out to the bars, dressed me up, bought me drinks, and showed all the men how cute I was.
I didn’t feel cute. I felt like a fraud.
The bar scene was not for me. I felt like a piece of meat wrapped in cellophane on the shelf waiting for a man to …
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi
My ex used to stomp out of the house every time we had an argument.
Literally, he would leave. And usually before he left he’d smash something. One time it was a lamp; another time it was a cast iron skillet and the tile floor it landed on.
He would stay away for about an hour, driving his sports car really fast to let off steam.
I know this because when he returned, he’d tell me …