I was listening to an episode of Iyanla Vanzant’s on-line radio show today and she said something that just resonated so strongly with me.
“You can’t put clean water in a dirty glass”
When I heard this it reminded me of what it’s like to have stuff kicked up when you’re doing healing work. Like I’ve said before, I can feel like such a failure when I either relapse into depression or revert to old habits of criticism and blame. I can feel that way even in knowing that it’s a part of the process.
How else am I going to let healthy habits form if I don’t deal with the old ones? If I want clean water, I need to clean that glass.