Standing UP in EMPATHY: It's really hard, but I need to learn to walk my talk and have empathy for someone who has been truly unfair with me - at least from where I stand. But, I need to put myself in their shoes, and see it from their perspective. It all comes down to self-esteem and self-esteem comes from childhood, one way or another, one extreme or another. I was crushed this morning and forced to let go, truly let go of something I loved very much. I do not know if I am in shock, or if I will try to fight for it still. Right now, I just want to leave it behind me and relinquish it to grow into success. But it hurts, I have not cried like this in years, the tears will not stop, but they are cathartic and somehow comforting, or at least , stress relieving. I feel empathy for the other party, real true empathy and they are not in a good place despite seeming to have it all. That childhood emptiness shows up still unless we cover it up with love, for ourselves - thinking we are enough, not comparing, giving kindness around us and believing that when a door closes, another opens. That is exactly what happened to me, a door slammed shut in a huge way ( think of how Trump would have said huge) at 8:30 or so and at 10 a.m. a beautiful new vista opened up before me. I was expecting both meetings but not the vast divide between them - two extremes. But what else is new? Life in Full Throttle - here I come!