Reflections From My True Self

Remembering Who I Really Am

A Gateway


There is a pain wedged beneath my ribs, radiating like heat into the rest of my body. My heart rests on it. Together, they make a formidable weight.

I want to banish the pain. Obliterate it. Erase it.

All of my energy turns towards it, intense and focused. The rest of me is left feeling tired, weak, drained.

I drag myself around. Then I remember this is also a gateway, this pain. It is a gateway into discovering, as I have so many times before, only to promptly forget anew, that there is no separation between that pain and me. There is no me versus it.

I pass through the gateway, armed with all of my “going on an adventure” gear, including my curiosity. And the pain begins softening, dissolving into my tissue.

And my heart, it is floating free.

Photo credit: Kevin Tuck at

Photo credit: Kevin Tuck at

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Author: Andrea Friedmann

I am called to be a witness and companion for the Soul, and work as a Life Coach, supporting my clients in remembering who they are, beyond the labels they carry, helping them connect to the wisdom and resources they hold within, and providing them with concrete tools to build the life they yearn for. I can support you when you are facing change or seeking transformation, if you are experiencing hardship, and would choose peace and joy. We can work together in person, over the phone or via the Internet. View my website at and my facebook page at Email me at Andrea or call me at 773/382-8892.

2 thoughts on “A Gateway

  1. Just beautiful observation of the effects of the mind. Thank You ….

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