When I felt like I was on top of the world, I thought love was enough. I thought it was everything and all that mattered. Having recently visited darker places within myself, I realise that love by itself is not enough. Love needs awareness. Without it, the line between love and fear is dangerously blurred, and crossing it can leave us drowning in our own pools of delusion, denial and self-deception. The paradox is that it's here, in the depths of life's contrast, that I rapidly grow and expand into greater awareness. I will continue to dive in again and again, doing my best to embrace and appreciate all of life fully, because I believe that I will keep rising with even more love to give every time.
Photo is from Minyon Falls, Byron Bay, Nov 2015