"Assumptions bind us to the past, obscure the present, limit our sense of what's possible,
and elbow out joy."~Sharon Salzberg
Or should I say, I have brought myself.
It's in the assumptions that I have made of how things would be before Michael died, after he died, and in day to day life in general, that I, in retrospect, see that the core of my suffering has been rooted.
You assume certain people will always be there for you. You assume that as time goes by it would get easier (though it has...just not on my timeline). You assume that you can go forth on your journey without criticism. You assume...and you assume.
But then people fall to the wayside. It gets harder at moments as life goes forward. You receive unrelenting criticism...
The assumptions have caused me to not observe the now, the is, the way may be...so I'm taking a vacay from assuming...hand me the pina colada...it's a much needed vacation that I may never leave...