I can’t wait until this seventy five day blogging commitment is over. Counting the days until it’s ended…six, five, four… Man, it’s lasted forever and a day. 2021 can’t come soon enough!
I am going to be bereft when this blogging commitment is finished. Probably at loose ends, mourning a bit, sad, not sure how to proceed. Oh no, how could it end this quickly?
Good morning, friendly readers! How’s your day going so far? If it’s like mine, every day resembles a paradox where different inner viewpoints and feelings present themselves.
Two seemingly opposite things can be true at the same time.
We can be so excited for something to end–and yet conversely grieving that it’s over.
I find this utterly fascinating, don’t you?
I have also discovered that a big part of spiritually opening the heart is learning to accept and live with this truth. Two seemingly opposite things can be true at the same time. And we can relax into allowing this to be.
You can love someone, but they also drive you crazy.
You can enjoy the holidays, but also dread them.
You can like an activity, but also feel bored by it.
You can dislike this pandemic year, but conversely feel nurtured by it.
I just googled “opposites are true” and discovered this delicious Facebook post by Jacob Ernst, MSW RSW (whatever those acronyms mean!) and want to share it here.
Remember, two opposing things can be true at the same. Here are some reminders about holding opposites: You can feel worthy of compassion, even when you are making mistakes. You can allow yourself to take a break, even when you have done the bare minimum. You can be confident and certain, even when you are learning and unlearning. You can be capable of growth, even when you are feeling frozen and stuck. And, in an opposite voice: I can feel worthy of compassion, even when I am making mistakes. I can allow myself to take a break, even when I have done the bare minimum. I can be confident and certain, even when I am learning and unlearning. I can be capable of growth, even when I am feeling frozen and stuck.
I’ve sat five minutes waiting to see if the typing fingers have anything more to say but they think Jacob said it all. No, wait a minute, of course Jacob didn’t say it all. There’s much MORE to say! (And three more days in which to say it. *smile*)
Just kiddin’ you again, of course. I am not going to be done blogging. Just wrapping up this daily blogging commitment!
(Extra credit if you can comment on an opposite that is true in your experience.)
Day 72 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.