Wrapping up our Soulful adventure is this little, yet important, bit that lovingly wraps together everything we’ve spoken about so far about milestones and our if/thens and about being present:
We are not worthy by accomplishing some external dream. There is no milestone to clear.
We are worthy of love and belong just by being alive.
By being present to ourselves and to others, we grant ourselves that freedom and security and love.
By being present to the world around us, we grant ourselves exhilaration and beauty and wonder.
And inside of all that we can engage with life, living every minute of it with gusto, delight, and with our whole hearts.
(Also, congrats to Soul and to Pixar for winning the 2021 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature!)