Saturday, May 25, 2013

The view from here

Yesterday I watched amazing potential. And yet I knew those I was watching could not see all the potential I saw. My desire for their success was driving me to challenge them, to push them to greater understanding. I just wanted them to be inspired, to feel their own potential. That is what I always want when I teach.

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden.

If one is just willing to keep trying when you cannot always see the potential, that is what faith looks like. That was my mom as she moved through the last few months of her life. Just doing what she could do, not giving into what she couldn't.

Perhaps the quote should also include, do not let what you don't have overshadow what you do. This is where happiness rests, waiting for our attention.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Settling in

It's a cool morning and the dampness seems to match my mood. I should be buoyant my mind tells me, but my heart knows something else. My heart knows that I have not been making great connections with myself and it misses me. The mind keeps pulling me off to distraction with things to worry about, consider and yet never commit to anything different than what is.

The heart longs for settling into a comfortable rest, peace and gratitude for all that I am, all that I do and all that I have. And... most importantly all that I desire. My mind doesn't want to commit to one desire, it wants all the desires that overwhelms it into a whirling dervish.

Thank heavens, the heart will win out with a little practice. <3