Before heading into the Labor Day weekend, and fun festivities with friends traveling to visit us, I want to leave you with a passage I read this morning. It's from the book, The Instruction Manual for Receiving God, by Jason Shulman.
Early next week I'll share what I've learned from a 21 day experiment on using gibberish to tame worry! Even I was surprised.
Now on to today's passage:
"Awakening is the moment we become completely human, no longer suffering needlessly and no longer fighting the suffering we must do--and knowing the difference.
One day you realize-or admit-that you are imperfect. It finally sinks in that you are not who you thought you were. You begin to feel terrible about not being perfect. Your self-esteem descends to new lows. Your feelings hover over you like a low-pressure weather system. In addition to feeling imperfect, you now also feel depressed and defeated. You have added one suffering on top of another, depression on top of imperfection, because you have encountered another one of the great obstacles to spiritual work: the difficulty we have with simply suffering and with suffering in a simple way.