From: Pathways by Joyce Hifler. “In whatever time___at any age we have so much to learn___We learn that we can be lonely in a crowd___ that life is something in which we must continue to grow__that true friends are very precious___that peace is dear and hope is a necessity.”
“We must learn to be temperate___to find joy in the simplest things__that sometimes we have to break down our old ways in order to build better ones___that we have to stop crying with the world and start laughing at our problems__ we have to learn to rise above petty things___rise above jealousies and envies and greed__and build instead generosity and loving kindness and gentleness.”
“We must learn to break away from the thought of constant quilt__ and learn to forgive ourselves__and we must brush away timidity and learn to forget ourselves.”
One of the things that stands out for me is “We must brush away timidity and learn to forget ourselves.” To be timid means we lack courage or confidence. If we are in the mode of being timid, we are not choosing to take action, but we can always chose to take action. That’s the thing! We don’t have to take on a timid approach, we can “forget ourselves”.
Pejj Nunes 10/27/2020