"A bright blue word stands out on top of thickening graffiti: SIN, it says. And it means everything to him.
"Not in the sense of confessionals and shameful deeds, but in the sense of self-loathing translated into madness. The sin of a psyche revolting against its own free will, tagging every human interaction with scarring scabs of meanness while inwardly cowering from inadequacy and fear.
"This sin has been imposed on him and he bought into it, which in itself is the most sinful fall from grace a human being can take. To subvert love because someone else declared you unworthy to receive is a direct rejection of the gifts existence has offered you.
"It’s a sin of rudeness, a misguided leap into the pit of ignorance. The soul allows it because, rise or fall, experience is the point -- and all experience is worthy."
- Excerpt from The LOOK.
Note from the author:
Here's the thing: in what way are YOU holding yourself to the fire of smallness, resisting an internal, infernal creative burn of magnanimity, pushing down those rising sparks of levity and flickers of greatness in lighting up your unwritten story? Rise above self-loathing to be the person you most enjoy being -- a force for good, expanding one breath at a time. It gets easier when you choose to be more.