"Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside."
Dr. Melba Colgrove
Our issues are always our issues. My favorite all time quote is by T.S. Eliot. He says, "It is ending up where you began but knowing the place for the first time." We keep circling around. If you have abandonment issues from your childhood, those stay your issues forever and you get the chance to keep working on them. They may never go away but they stop running your life. You may always be aware that they are there, but when you grow up, you are in charge of your life as an adult, not as a child that feels victimized.
"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more,
so that we may fear less."
This is how I feel inside most days...I always feel like somebody's watching me.