Realizations occur when something becomes real for me. Lots of things are becoming real for me these days. I am learning how to be present and how to alter patterns in my own behavior that don’t serve me. What is real for me is that I need to care less about how others perceive me, and more about experiencing every moment to the fullest. My own self consciousness keeps me from experiencing many things that would bring me joy. Today I will do the things I love (and that scare me), in spite of my ego’s attempts to paralyze me with fear.