I learn so much from others….those words were quoted, source unknown, on Nancy Hatch’s blog this morning…Spirit Lights the Way… “The Golden Rule Is Tarnished” where she writes… “perhaps we need to adopt a different Golden Rule”…
I thought those words held such tenderness, acceptance, care and kindness that I put them onto my own kind of “image page”….
I created that “page,”
partly because I think the words and ideas are so special…
but equally important,
I want to keep them in mind…
to reflect on those ideas
to learn to happily embrace that perspective….
and to practice living my life
aligned with these aspirations
and to pass along the very kind and loving ideas to others….
The sky might be thought of as being clear, having clarity and insight
The clouds…we all have them…both positive and negative…
They develop out of each of out own particular combination of…
strengths and weakness
past experiences and interactions
and the conditions we meet in each present moment…
All of those are sometimes called
“parts and pieces, causes and conditions”
changing all the time,
And so I say to all that I know….
and especially to those that I love,
and to myself, too….
“I bless you
I release you
I set you free
I allow you to be you, and me to be me…”
May any of us who might aspire to these wishes
learn to live our lives aligned with them,
in an accepting, kind, gentle and loving manner
thank you Nancy for quoting those heart felt and inspiring words….
soon to be hanging in a sunny window….
my own way of reflecting and remembering…
Complication: As WordPress sometimes does…I can’t seem to add the link to Nancy’s blog in the top paragraph….without exiting what I’m working on….
ah wordpress… may I bless you for all that you can do in creating this blog, may I release you from adapting to all of my own expectations, may I accept that my goals and your ways of doing things may not, at times, align….may I allow you be you and me be me….
wordpress…sometimes wonderful and sometimes my very own teacher of patience…
So one more link try… Nancy Hatch, link, Spirit Lights the Way…nope…composing window still won’t let me do it….I’ll add the links in first comment box below…a teacher of patience indeed…. : )
Later:….ah….I got it into the top of the post…as a revision….some times it works, sometimes it doesn’t “The Golden Rule is Broken”….but now, I find that I have misquoted one of the phrases…it’s not “I accept you”….it’s “I set you free.”….I’ve revised the pages but I can’t seem to add the revision to the post…patience…
Much later:….okay…Nancy figured it out…click the “update” icon and then revise….several months of confusion and frustration about how to revise post images has just been…wow!
I’m going to leave all these ramblings/challenges about trying to revise…. because it makes a good point that actually ties in perfectly with this post…and linking some older pages that show that…..at times, we’re all bumbling our way through life, doing the best we can with what we know in each moment… just doing the best we can. And so, to accept that in myself and others and move on. And so, now the correct links are added, pages revised and replaced, quoted as “source unknown”…. voila…. done… : )