Photo by Gilbert Gaona
We’ve lived our lives with negative images of ourselves, from childhood on, and we’ve built upon those images, and built upon them, and they became very heavy weights. These thoughts about us are a part of our ego, and they’re manifested through our roles of child or husband, wife, breadwinner, all of those roles. They’re built upon the thoughts of, “I’m not truthful” or “I’m not likable”, “I’m not good” – all of those negative images. Once you identify with your soul you start to taste the love in your true self, in your spiritual heart and it’s different than all of the loves you’ve ever had. It’s just different; it’s unconditional love.
It’s amazing how our attitude changes toward alcohol: as a teenager you go, ‘I don’t like the taste of it but I wanna look cool’, then in your twenties you’re like, 'You know what? This gives me confidence to talk to the opposite sex', and then in your forties you’re like, 'You know what? This is the only thing I like about being alive.’
—Jim Gaffigan (via kateoplis)