Thursday, May 06, 2010

“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

My daughter-in-law (aka the Little Red Hen) …


…once said something that really cheered me up. I was bemoaning the fact that I’m a wuss, and desperately wishing I could be more stoical, and she said “But then you wouldn’t be Sue.”

"We don't have to hate ourselves for our own vulnerability. We don't have to hate ourselves for what life has done to us. We don't have to hate ourselves because hurt or loss or longing has gotten to us. Our desires will always be with us in some form, keeping us firmly attached to a world that will hurt us. We must come to love ourselves, love our life, in its vulnerability, in its impermanence, not in spite of all its flaws, but because of them. Because the vulnerability, the changes, the flaws make us who we are."
- Barry Magid

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