To find your way forward, you must know where you are, who you are, what gifts you possess. Be here now, and the future becomes not only clear but obvious. The arrow’s trajectory is never a mystery to one who truly sees the arrow.
We possess many different gifts. The one we all share is truth. We are truth. That is our gift, not to receive, but to give. To share. But we cannot give from a place of weakness. We can only give from our truest, most authentic selves. We have nothing else to give, but our authentic selves. Being ourselves, loving ourselves, loving others, loving each moment–that is how we heal ourselves, one another, and the world.
Are you afraid? To be afraid is to be human. You cannot stifle fear, cannot sneak past it. What you can do is accept it, learn what you can from it, and then choose the path of love instead. Even in the face of fear, the face of defeat and failure and destruction, you must always choose love. That is the only lesson worth learning, the only test before you. That is what all true stories teach–that it is possible to choose love. That love is the only answer, and the only hope.