Tuesday, November 1, 2011
My Personal Guru
Today, on this first of November,
I stumbled on a question from a book called *Listening To Depression (How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life).
It's okay, keep reading, even if you're thinking...
Gee whiz, Betsy, must you go there,
and isn't it All Saint's Day? Is that a happy holiday?
And it's Penny's birthday, artist-extraordinaire, painter of color and light and one of the sunniest, if not, saintliest, people I know.
Happy Birthday, Penny! (google Penny Ross)
I could write about Penny and some of my favorite saints who's the one for lost things? while tallying up all the Kit-Kat bars I ate last night.
But depression is so mysterious and goes well with chocolate...
Listening to Depression has a beautiful take on the
voice of depression.
Or voices. Is there a committee camping out in your head?
It speaks to looking at all the things we dub negative, like mistakes, feelings of failure, grief, uncertainty, and spinning them around to see them as gifts and doorways to new ways of being & doing.
I like gifts and doorways.
pg. 133 -
Ask yourself, "If the events of my life are meant to be my personal guru, what message is my guru giving me about the direction I should take at this point in my life?"
I'm cozying up with one teeny Kit Kat bar, and a chaser of Tension Tamer tea (is it okay to mix those?) to have a chat with my personal guru to see what's up...see where my compass is pointing ~
What's your personal guru telling you today?
* Written by Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D
Posted by Betsy Jackson