“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” - Carl Jung
// Keep The Faith
Anything of high #value you want to make real will require more of you than you can possibly know going in.
At the start line, you can’t see the full course… filled with it’s ups and downs, unpredictable weather, and #challenges yet to come.
What you can see is the next step. And that is always the most important step… because to get where you want to go, it can’t be skipped.
That’s not to say the your long term #vision isn’t important; it is… it provides direction.
But the only place you can #act is right now, in this moment, with this next step.
This is year 10 of #marriage for Cristina and I.
We’ve taken a lot of steps to get this far… not all of them were pleasant, but all of them were necessary.
Each one made us who we are.
Each one causes us to think and #feel.
Each one built the #life we live today.
And when things get hard, the path we’ve walked serves as a guidebook of what to do or not to do to #create the best outcomes together.
The beautifully difficult thing about a long term #relationship is that it’s both the greatest goal and the greatest teacher you can have.
To have a strong #positive outcome, means you remain a student. You’re constantly faced with the direct impacts of your actions.
And if you’re smart enough to learn from your #actions in a way that shows your partner you value them, you get to keep your relationship.
If not, you’ll soon get to learn your lessons with someone new.
Learning with Cristina and creating together feels sometimes like rolling a stone uphill… working against gravity.
But when we put our heads together and do the work as a unit everything is lighter, more fun, and meaningful.
In those moments our union becomes a form of #bliss.
And that experience makes staying in the fight worth any cost.
Be. Do. Have… In that order.
Sight + Light.
Be. Do. Have… In that order. (at St. Augustine, Florida)