Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Work of a Lifetime...

It must just be that we mortals never really get life all figured out.  The brain may be overachieving and whip-smart, but the soul is a remedial, wayward student, forever forgetting yesterday’s lessons.  I’ve always known that one reason I write is to remind myself to do as I say.  Now, I’m also realizing that I have to keep learning and practicing the same things over and over again — silence, patience, acceptance, faith, gratitude for what is — until slowly, bit by bit, what I know to be true becomes who I am.  To say that it’s a process is an understatement.  

It is, I suppose, the work of a lifetime.

Katrina Kenison

1 comment:

  1. Oooooo! I love this. It is so true. So very, very, true. We have to be vigilant observers of ourselves, our thoughts, speech, actions in order to embody the "do" with what we "say." It reminds me of this one I have framed near me right now:

    Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
    (Frank Outlaw)

    Thanks for sharing this Erica! I needed to be reminded, to remember to remember!