"One of the greatest spiritual writers of our time, Henri Nouwen, brought attention to Lies we often listen to and let define us. Drawing from the temptations of Christ, Nouwen illuminates that we too are tempted to define ourselves by 1) What we have, 2) What we do, and 3) What other people say about us. If we live these lies, we are subject to doing more harm than good. We exploit people and the entire created world without realizing it. Yes, even in our good intentions".
I'm struggling with where I think I should be as opposed to where I am right now. But where I am right now is exactly where I need to be. I am forced to reexamine my wants vs. my needs. I have everything I need right now to be perfectly happy. I am loved. I have nourishment. I have employment. I am healthy. I have the sunshine. I have silence.