I remember when I watched Mr. Roger’s in theaters this year — A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood. I cried.
I felt like Lloyd Vogel, in every sense of the word.
I felt like a knife sliced through to my core when Mr. Roger’s said children are being taught from a very young age that they will never be good enough until they “become something.”
Ergo: What do you want to be when you grow up?
I was floored and now integrate that into my daily life. That truth: we don’t have to strive to be something when we already are.
I wonder how many of us carry throughout our young adult lives and into older age this paradigm that we always need to be striving to be something “better?”
I look at each of us as complete already. Just as I view a seed that will become a grown plant. It always was complete.
And a Caterpillar. It always was complete.
Wishing you all health, wealth and equanimity throughout. And remember it is okay to feel not okay.