This is a tale of two roses.
The one above is a successful rose. It was studied carefully and each value was put in patiently until overall patterns intertwined. There was no scrubbing, or rubbing or white out used.
It is a rose at its most essential essence.
This is an unsuccessful rose. You can clearly see it was a troubled soul from the 'get go". There are too many folds and hard edges. It has rubbing and smudging and well.....you can just see it was a battle can't you?
What I have learned so far:
You may think you are thinking clearly and seeing things accurately but if you are not making careful calculated decisions or in this case if you are plugged in but not present. The value decisions become muddled. Sometimes this can be salvaged but often times not.
So just like in our social lives. You have to really be available and present if you want a relationship to "blossom".
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