The only thing that can make
us uncomfortable with being alone is not liking who we are. That’s what we do
when we face the wall: we face who we are. Being okay with however that arises
is the most compassion and the most honesty you can ever offer yourself—to just
accept yourself as you are. Even if you don’t like it, that’s okay, because
not-okay is always a practice gate. We can always include what we don’t like in
ourselves. But letting go of worrying about having to become perfect: that’s a
gift that we give to ourselves.
- Merle Kodo Boyd, "Okay As It
Is, Okay As You Are"