“Most of us are so enthralled with the scary tigers in our minds—our stories about loneliness, rejection, grief, worthlessness—that we don’t realize they are in the past. They can’t hurt us anymore. We are protecting ourselves from losses that have already happened. It’s possible to come back. To see the life we have now. To take in the its goodness. Our goodness.”

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