Saturday, March 2, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 2 March 2013


I don’t really think of myself as someone who is NOT compassionate, and yet it seems that I am often concerned with BEing compassionate enough.

Does this make sense?! Am I spinning out here alone with this puzzlement?!

Mostly I have noticed my lack of sufficient compassion when I am “in the World” and out among the “people” in Real Life. I hear this constant newsreel in my brain, my story-making on overdrive, and I pretty much decide then and there I am remarkably clairvoyant and all-knowing.

What a load of…

The thing is, BE Compassionate, as a Simple Instruction, is easier if I think of it more as BEing Compassionate.

If I point myself toward kindness, toward having genuine care and concern for the others roaming this Planet in my little orbit, I DO much better.

The BE Compassionate is simply TOO BIG and does NOT fit me AT ALL.

I think people experience me as kind. I think, too, that people who have known me a long while might have a harder time with that notion. Which is actually why I have included this in my Simple Instructions.

Actually, I think of me as kind. As a caring and considerate bean of the human variety.

I AM compassionate with myself.

I make/take the time to BE…

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Sleepshort said...

The tension that lies between principle and practice is often difficult to reconcile.
Thanks for a stimulating post.