“Patience. Patience. One step at a time.”
Probably said by the tortoise to the hare. Had I competed in their race, I would have run with the hare in my youth, yet in aging, I might occasionally check in with the tortoise. It is with aging wisdom I see the value of a steady pace. I’m also learning the great value of focus.
Having a creative mind, and infinite interests is a wonderfully confusing gift. When focused on “The Greater Good”, in the “right” direction, creative interests intersect with purpose…and new possiblities and ideas can seem overwhelming. They seem to hit all at once – as the hare jumps, rather than as an occasional step by Mr. Tortoise.
Daily, I’m learning to appreciate the skills and tenacity of business people…especially of those in the creative world. Just as I empathize with non-creatives who are braving art classes. It can be painful to attempt something that just isn’t in your own comfort zone.
Finding strength takes fortitude. Awareness of weakness often feels like failure. In fact, everyone has both…and it’s only when we compare, that our emotions mess with our sense if self.
Rarely, if ever: “Equal to.”
Our labels — “Tortoise” or “Hare”, “Underwater Basket Weaver” or “Lofty Sky Goddess”, “The Muffin Man”, or “Adventuresome Ace” – leave out a bazillion other talents and gifts, appropriate to EACH of us! Most good, some not so good, but all things we can choose to step into….or jump into. All at once.
Or, step out of. Or jump out of. If necessary.
So, as I write, I admit to being distracted by the fun creative things, when my focus need sto be on the business end of things this week. I know myself: I will accomplish it all, but I’d prefer to get it all done WELL, and RIGHT, while taking care of my being. And reminding myself that, indeed, I am loved. So, in fact, are YOU. And we all deserve Grace and Peace as we do as much as possible today, with what we have.
Today, I offer us all: