I’ve been practising turning my eyes away from myself today. A week of being stuck inside has been driving me mad.Continue reading “Crooked tree.”
Looking back over the past couple of years, I have started, but never finished, several posts about waiting. This past week definitely merits that title.Continue reading “While you wait”
The blue or the black?Continue reading “When you look at the sky, do you see…”
It’s hard to lose it, no matter what life throws at you.Continue reading “That backbone”
How many present day knights I see.Continue reading “You wouldn’t believe”
I came across this quote from CS Lewis that I’ve been pondering: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
I will confess something to you. Somewhere in my head as I feel embarrassment about how I walk and move, I have wrongly associated shame with humility. Being humble has absolutely nothing to do with feeling bad about yourself. As CS Lewis reminded me, it has everything to do with forgetting about yourself and focusing on how you see the people around you.
Of course, you can’t help other people until you realise that you are of immense value first. Don’t think less of yourself. Once you understand that you are worthy of all the love people have for you, you can love in return. Humility is not about feeling bad about yourself, it is about making other people feel good. You can’t do that until you have a healthy opinion of yourself. It is only when your heart is filled up with love that you can let it spill over onto others.
I had an encounter with my ever kind green grocer that reinforced that this week. He always tells me to be careful, but this time when I looked at him I saw that his face was covered in cuts. He had fallen when he was training for the marathon and told me he hadn’t had the courage to go out running since then. Now that is something I could relate to!
So if you’re feeling low, don’t think badly of yourself. Look around you and see that there are others in situations not unlike your own. And maybe you can use what you’re going through to help them too.
From the ‘can’t’s, ‘before’s, the ‘used to’s and find new ways.Continue reading “Move on”
Another chapter.Continue reading “There will always be”
At the end of another unremarkable day this week I got to thinking about tapestries, as you do!Continue reading “The other side of it”
Every week I try to direct my posts away from myself, but for some time now, they seem to always start with me. I, I, I. Obviously, that is the world I operate in and know best but there’s got to be something more to talk about.
.Continue reading “Beyond the confines.”