At times you're awakened to birds chirping and the sound of the first movements of life outdoors....wind blowing, leaves rustling, creatures scurrying. At other times you're awakened to the sound of your thoughts - the ones from which your rest has allowed you a sense of reprieve. At desperate times, you're awakened by fear, the feeling of your heart pounding rapidly, the sound of vehicles crashing, horns blaring, or sirens sounding off. Fear grips at the core of your very being...because you have no clue what has happened or what's going on.
Nevertheless, every once in awhile, you're awakened from a dream that you've been living with your eyes wide shut. You do the things you think are right. You act in a way that you think is proper and acceptable. You even see things clearly through a cracked lens. You haven't seen reality in quite some time.
Hearing what you don't want to hear and feeling the pain or embarrassment that results jars you into reality. No more rosy colored glasses or auto-focus pictures. Reality has become real to you and your eyes have been opened...you've been awakened. You no longer see what you want to see or hear what you want to hear...you simply see and hear what is.
Don't be afraid. Adjust to the light and move forward.
It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.