“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts,
You return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu
Today on Facebook my friend Annette Naber, pointed out that as much as she passionately cares about so many political and social injustices around the world, there is not much she as an individual human being can do to right these wrongs. She can however keep bringing beauty and light and love and compassion to those around her. Just one quick look at her blog, Beauty Along The Road, and you will see that she has great talent and great ideas.
I started thinking about what she said and realized that lately I’ve let myself get sidetracked into joining the tirades and messages. Most of them are very meaningful and very well-intentioned but I came to realize today that I’ve let myself be dragged back into the fray of fighting against things that bother me than championing for what I really care about. The lesson I’ve been learning is that championing for my passions actually makes more impact and I feel better about myself.
So, once again, I’m going to talk to you about what I love and care about. Love. You. Peace. Harmony. Yarn. Knitting. Crocheting. Really good music.
You didn’t really think I was going to teach you how to build a bomb did you?
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