There is a path we take.
It is not a journey forward, but one that leads us back.
Back to the places we were first broken.
Back to the places we fear the most.
We resist it, fight it.
But on that path lies a trail of broken pieces. Splintered fragments of ourselves we left behind when they were too sharp to hold and cut us open. Back then we didn’t know how to stop the bleeding. So we left the pieces, scattered on the path, and continued on our journey.
Removed from the pain, but separated from ourselves.
But now, we must go back for those pieces.
For this is how we put ourselves back together.
This is how we become whole.
We gather the pieces we abandoned, and place them inside us where they always belonged.
Find courage, dear one, and tread upon the path. Pick up the…
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