Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That's hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal. [Patti Digh, Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally]
How simple. How I have complicated this. How confused I get about this simple thing I’ve complicated.
Equip yourself for your own needs. [Patti Digh, What I Wish For You: Simple Wisdom for a Happy Life]
Just as it’s wisest to adjust your own oxygen mask first, it’s also important to KNOW your own needs and BE prepared to take care of them. Whatever the “cost” or inconvenience.
I always like it when someone else “gets me” and meets me there, where I am, instead of making it all very awkward and even a little icky like BEing on a different page. But what someone else says or does has never really been the point. This is one way I’m Now equipped which I did NOT have or know about BEfore.
What is making the difference, I BElieve, is taking the time to LISTEN to myself, throwing all I have at that instead of making it up as I go along. Inside of me is where everything “speaks.”
I love you, Currie