The Way Must be in You




“The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self-transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

So many of us are frustrated right now. We are fed up. Sick and tired of being sick and tired. I think frustration is a wonderful place to start. Yet at the same time I feel that it’s important to ask frustration very clear questions; Dear frustration: why are you here? Why am I frustrated? What brings on the feelings of frustration? What is happening in my life that has me frustrated? What are the frustrating issues surrounding me? What are my triggers when it comes to frustration? How am I easily frustrated and what am I really frustrated about? Who frustrates me?


We could sit around and blame all kinds of people.


We could sit around and blame our circumstances.


We could sit around and blame our past, our parents, and a slew of shitty situations.


But what is at the root of our frustration?


And how will we pull out the dead weeds?


It’s that line in the Thich Nhat Hanh quote, “The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else…”


(Unfinished, excerpt from IDGAF)


Readers, share with me your thoughts, reflections or quotes. Thank you for reading and sharing.


I love you.

Alicia