Gift Perception


Somewhere in my mind, there was an insecurity that surfaced. It had attached itself to a memory of an emotion I once had. I knew what it was, and I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to understand and be okay with it. Constantly practicing “It’s how you react” and “Forgive and forget”. But through years of self reflection, I realized I must pursue enlightenment. And to do so, I must stay connected to my ability to remember that pain and trauma from the past do not need to be attached to current and future experiences or people. We all have our own path.

I remind myself that pain is just a series of memories with emotions melded into them, and they do NOT define who I am or who I am meant to be. I perceive this as the gift of ability to disconnect from pain, and to understand it from a distance to turn it into emotional strength. A gift I choose to share.


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