I wanted to share with you an expert from a book that I read daily and enjoy. The following is from The Book of Awakening , By Mark Nepo. The book consists of daily readings focusing on “Having the Life You want by Being Present to the Life You Have”, This philosophy would serve us all, whether we are in crisis or not.
I purchased this book in June of 2011and have really enjoyed it. The book is written by an author/poet that has survived cancer. I suspect his life crisis with cancerÂ as given him a unique experience on how he knows views life, the world, his life and his mortality.
I have shared with some of you, that fortunately or unfortunately for me. I have found my biggest growth periods to be when I am dealing with a crisis.
The Puppy in the Pound
Everybody can love in the place where they are. We can all add
Our share of love without leaving the room.
– Helen Nearing
At dinner, a friend who was interviewing for an six figure executive job shared how she sometimes felt too eager for their acceptance. She said she found herself inwardly yelping, like a puppy in the pound, “Pick me! Pick me!”
We all laughed, because we all do this. At some point of inner confusion, we assume that we are orphaned of all gifts and possibilities. During these painful times, were imagined that we are so small in what we have to offer that we become desperate to belong anywhere at any cost.
To make matters worse, we then hide parts of who we are, certain that if the potential boss or partner or new friend were to know all about us, they couldn’t possibly accept us.
Once inside this thinking, it is hard to repair, and the challenge, repeatedly, is to stop giving ourselves away. For what good is it if only a sliver of you remains? What good if only out of view? What good if only your obedience and good manners are accepted and the rest of your passion and personality must be kept in hiding?
In truth, no one can live with a sliver; for slivers, even of gold, are near-impossible to hold.
My thoughts today are for all of you to have a great day and week-end as you getting ready for this holiday season with your loved ones.
Eleanor Anne Sweet
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