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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Self compassion

“Each one of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

This day of all day
I am besieged by memories
Of things done, and undone

Of mistakes made
Big mistakes made
Of violations of what was right

But also memories of things done
Where people were helped

It is too easy to play back the bad
And ignore the good

To say to yourself
I’m a shit.. I make Tump look good
And to forget the moments
When you were there for someone hurt
When you said the right thing
When you weren’t impulsive (rare)
When you kept a boundary (even though you didn’t want to) 

I am way more than the sum of my sins
So are you

And guess what
God doesn’t count sins anyway

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