Friday, March 11, 2011

Enneagram Anyone?

If there are any #6s out there, let me know who you are so we can commiserate/celebrate together.

And here is something from our favorite Sufi, Rumi,

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

How terrific is that?!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Truth, Hope and Reconciliation

That's what I hope to hear when I go to a meeting. I want to hear the real deal (ENTJ type of Myers Brigg, we are always looking for 'the truth') about life, when I hear from other's hearts, it reminds me of my parts and pieces and brings them to the forefront. My sense of belonging in the community of humans is strengthened and I feel hopeful about today.

And reconciliation? Ahh, that's where the sparkle in my heart and my eyes join the fire of the generative force that fuels us all.

That's what's good about today!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh, My Goodness

Yes, and your goodness too! The days go by so quickly, I have been so pleased to be working much less and attending to my life more completely. I don't know why I had to go down that path so long but it is good to have psychic relief and serenity, not that I claim it every moment. Practice, practice, practice.

What have I been doing? Loading wood, burning wood, washing floors, reading Myers-Briggs and Enneagram stuff for one class, scrutinizing old testament for another. Consciously choosing my food and dropping some weight and saving some money as a consequence. Walking to the places that I can and using the car minimally. Alternately being crazed by my son's actions and then forgiving him and myself for my jumpiness.

I feel deliciously busy. Other people in my life are baffled by my choices, they tell me so. Someone said yesterday, "you said nothing would change but everything changed" and she may be right.

What's good about today is that I have another day to practice my program. It may look different from time to time but I still have it.