Monday, June 25, 2012

Being Patient with My Old Self

"All comes your way for a reason. Everything is working the room and making valuable connections."
A Year with Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky

When I unwind my feelings of regret this morning, that I'm not all I want to be and it seems could so easily be, the thought occurs to me that underlying all this is the desire to be perfect. I'm pushing aside gratitude for what I am and enumerating what I'm not. Why am I working this room this morning? Gracie, my dog, has greeted me enthusiastically, the morning is sunny and cool, this day has exquisite possibilities. My temptation is to push my feelings aside. Would I do that to a friend? No, this morning I'll be patient with my old self. She won't be here long.

Baruch ata adonai help me to embrace all parts of myself equally. Amen

1 comment:

  1. i love your turn to gratitude. i am not sure why there is a tendency to look first toward what is not before facing fully splendidly what is. thank goodness for each new moment and dogs fittingly named GRACE(ie).