Friday, November 12, 2010

THE CROWN OF THORNY DARK CLOUDS OF SELF-DISAPPROVAL

I'll spare us all more Aretha Franklin indoctrination (for now ... bwaaaaaaahhhh-ha-ha). However, I might be on to something about how many of her songs ARE about transcendence and transformation (cf. You Make Me Feel Like Natural Woman.)

It has already been a frustrating morning for me. Albeit with a share of pleasure. Forgot to move my car, so I have yet another parking ticket. Not ready to get meself to Albany yet. House in a state of more-than-usual disarray.

Am I lacking some attentiveness here?

The real question might be, can I accept that I messed MYSELF up, make the best of it, and move on, or will I make myself wear the crown of thorny dark clouds of self-disapproval?

Well, I leave for today contemplating this from Ravindra's book:

"A clear and tranquil mind results from contemplating friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion towards those who suffer, joy towards the virtuous, and impartiality towards wrong-doers."


Sutra 1:33

I suppose that should include me.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this today. I just looked at the clock and it is time to move my car. We all need to have someone watch our back and pay attention when it shows up -- unexpectedly.

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