“Isn’t it interesting,” the old lady mused,
“How people can have such different pictures of someone.”
Especially when one always looks through a petty and critical lens,
and the other is open to receive love and kindness.
You see what you look for,
Wisdom in seven lines.
So very true.
Thanks for coming by, Melody.
Thanks, Plexius. I’m glad you stopped by my blog today.
Bam! Speak the word, sister! I’m teaching on generosity this week in my yoga classes–generosity as a practice, as a tool for enhancing one’s life in general, deepening one’s relationships, feeling a greater sense of purpose, boosting one’s health, lengthening one’s life span…naturally generosity has been on my radar. Your poem reminded me of how generous it is to receive graciously–such openness to love and kindness is a gift to the giver. And when you are giving of your heart and your act of giving is tangibly, noticeably helpful for the other person, it plucks you out of petty self-absorption and helps you to see a much bigger picture of interconnectedness. Keep channeling the wisdom, mama–such a joy to read!
Thanks, Lorien. I have been attending yoga classes this fall. I find I sleep much better on yoga nights!
Good for you! Just doing your deep breathing is a yoga practice. So even if you don’t make it to a class, a few minutes of deep breathing might help you to sleep better. Check out restorative yoga–it’s so good! I’m glad you’re practicing, friend.
We seem to do a lot of restorative around here.
Indeed, we do see what we look for.
Exactly,the lens defines the viewer.
Well put, Shawn. Thanks and best wishes to you.
Thanks, Gayle. I hope Ian is doing better after his latest vacation excitement.