Hello all 🙂 I’ve been a total blogger slacker the last few weeks, but with good and fun reason. If you are interested, you can read about some of those adventures on Spirituality Blog, a post titled Love is Kind. I was thinking a lot about time, love, patience, kindness, fun, grief, healing, and on and on it goes.
I took this pic in Florida, after driving an enormous damn yellow moving truck from St. Louis all the way south. Any further with that stuff and we would have all drowned! 😉 Along the way, I had plenty of time to think and ponder, which was part of the fun. I was thinking about everything from Buddha to the Corinthians to Goethe, which is presumably what happens when the brain begins to fry after 15 hours in a moving van with 10 more to go.
I realized today that van was bigger than my healing room, it was sort of like trying to drive part of my house. Very interesting. I got to practice a lot of things that week…wide right turns, some patience, defensive driving skills, my favorite curse words, etc. But I kept coming back to trying to practice love and patience. There is a reason they call it a practice. In the course of these very human events, I was thinking a lot about something Goethe wrote, so I will share it here. ..
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
I am still unpacking some of what transpired in the last month. I suspect at some point I will write about more of it, but for tonight, it’s good to play on the Blessings Blog again. Feel free to check out more thoughts on the Spirituality Blog, they have both been lonely as I was playing in the Yellow Submarine 🙂
On the final note, I thought I’d post one of my fave cartoons. It sort of captures the balance of living life and blogging about it.