1252_001"We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come." - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of BeingSometimes people say things to us that make us see things with a different lens. All of a sudden light is shed on things you defended or ignored. But it's freeing in a way. It releases the harsh emotions and ill-willed thoughts. You're able to take a breath and say "okay, I get it now." And so you keep moving. Forward, forward, forward. With all of your might. To the things that matter most. A simple realization can bring the lightness back into your step. It helps you laugh and smile. And despite feeling burdened by rejection, you realize serenity comes only from things you can control. That self-love matters most.So, with Kundera in mind if this is the one life I know, I might as well keep doing what I'm doing. I don't know that I'll always get it right, but at least I'm living. And I'm going to chose wisely. Next time around, I'll remember these signs and will protect my heart. But my intentions will remain full of love. Even for those that have hurt me. Even for those things that irritate me (that person that threw their trash on the ground and walked in front of me).Remember compassion. Remain mindful. Remain me.With that, I'm giving myself a little break from this reflection and will enjoy this summer. And what's summer without good music? I am totally loving these bands right now, plus the new Bon Iver (not on this list though) is awesome. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo