Today's challenge is to remember who you are. What traits defined you at age 5, 7 or 10 continue in you today? What did you love that you still love? What fascinates you now, and did way back then? What scares you? Where do you feel your limits and challenges, those that remain unchanged after all these years?
Look for your thread of continuity in the world. When you know it, you answer, at least a little bit, these questions:
Who am I?
What is true for me?
|forest hike/meditation, Kansas, 1976|
|the beautiful crescent moon-- love her--|
Aware of what been and still is true for ourselves, what realities can we learn to accept (stop resisting, and then learn to work with in a more graceful and passionate ways? What strengths have always been with there we can remember to utilize in the now?
Make a list of at least five.
Here's some of mine:
I have always loved and been interested in the welfare of the environment, humans and animals.
|snakes. still love 'em.|
I have always been impatient and wriggly.
I have struggled with and continue to struggle with self-discipline.
I am curious and love to learn.
I love music.
I love the moon.
I love being in nature.
What are some of yours?
How can you work with compassion with the threads that bug you? How can you nourish the strengths that have always been with you?