How far I’ve come. It’s easy to forget. But, before I began this journey 10 years ago I was drowning in self-loathing. Every moment of wakefulness was spent berating myself. I’d battled suicidal ideation for most of my life. I was always hanging on by a thread. It took time, a lot of time for some things, but little by little the weight lifted. Listening today I’m reminded of the joy that lies in that moment we “make a mistake.” We have that opportunity to practice compassion towards ourselves, which in turn flows out to others. It takes time to change habits, but eventually it’s as easy as breathing.