Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Tissue of our Humanity

"It is not the tissue of our humanity that defeats us"
but rather our refusal to accept who we are....."  
Mark Nepo

When we look in the mirror
what do we see?

Do we look out ourselves with honest
and see our totality?

Or do we pick and choose?

Some of us may focus on the parts of ourselves we like
and refuse to look at those things we abhor

Others of us may be so obsessed with our weaknesses 
that we cannot grasp our own value and beauty.

What makes us strong
and unique
and human

is wholeness
we are at our best when we "face ourselves
accept ourselves
and share ourselves
blemishes and all" (Nepo)
This morning when you look in the mirror
be honest in your appraisal
Don't ignore those parts of you that you don't like
But don't deny your value either
allow yourself
to accept this child of God

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