Most of us are as stable as broken rocking chairs. There is nothing wrong with that. It's possible to sit in a broken rocking chair and retain our sense of balance. It's not about whether or not the rocking chair is broken or fixable, it's about how we choose to see it. How do you see the chair you're on right now? Is it broken? Is it better than having no chair? Do you want a new chair?
No. There's nothing wrong with being human. The point is never perfection. We don't all need to be Zen masters. We are here to have these human experiences and feel these human things. They are completely okay. The goal is to acknowledge the crazy after the fact, and then try to find the higher perspective at that point. The more aware we are the less we respond, but that doesn't mean we're going to be perfect all the time. Even the best of us have bad days. To access this post, please purchase a subscription
Usually, self-care comes after the kids are in bed, the chores are done, all the emails/phone calls/texts have been answered, everybody else is happy and the house is clean. Then maybe, just maybe we might get in a bath or 5-minutes alone before we crash. I hate to tell you this, but that's not self-care. That's putting everybody else before ourselves. It's not okay.
Most people see karma as the thing that happens to somebody when they do something wrong. It's calling somebody names and then slamming your fingers in the car door. When people think karma, this is generally how it's viewed but this is only one side of the story. Karma isn't just retribution for bad things, it's also payment for doing good as well. It's helping somebody move and then getting flowers delivered from a friend.
There are a number of spiritual truths that we learn over time on this path. They are mostly idealistic ways of being because the human simply isn't capable of living fully within them while remaining engaged in society. No matter how good they get in one way or another, there will always be something to work on.
This week has been a struggle, well Tuesday until now has been a struggle, Monday was okay. Sometimes the ideas aren't there. Sometimes the outside world kicks in. Sometimes problems, issues, and other things come up. Sometimes we're just distracted. That's been me the last couple of days.