Michelle Monet Me too! “Just being open to being wrong has lightened my life”.
So many great observations in here about your father. Good to be reminded how fragile we all are in our humanity.
Thoughts are a great tool to build skyscrapers, write books and learn a language but they are not life. We may take them to be life and this causes us to suffer.
Thoughts are thoughts. Thoughts are not life itself.
Going deeper than challenging our thoughts is letting them go. Letting thoughts go altogether as the ruler and authority in our lives. That is love.
When you are ready to not have your identity protected and kept safe by your thoughts, there is an opening.
That is what I hear in your voice as I read.