There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.

Dan Millman, from Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dear one,

For much of my early adult life I was caught in a perpetual cycle of running. On the surface it appeared as though I was running toward happiness or success, but I came to realize that I was just as fervently running away from the parts of myself that I was afraid or ashamed of.

Don’t lose the magic of the here and now. Even when you are going through things that make your life less-than-perfect, there are silver linings to be appreciated. The saying goes that “the journey is the destination,” and when I finally took that to heart, my life changed in profoundly beautiful ways.

Don’t wait for something or someone to make you happy. Be happy. Don’t wait for someone to love you, be the love you need.

Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.


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About Sentimental Dom

Michael Nolan is The Sentimental Dom. He wants you to keep your chin up, treat everyone with dignity, compassion, and respect, and drink more water.

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