Monday, September 14 2009
Ideals are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and nourished; for they are a vision of what's possible - what's possible in ourselves and what's possible in the world - a vision that propels us.
There is a challenge inherent in the gift of ideals: the challenge to forgive ourselves, to forgive others, to forgive the world, and to forgive life itself - as we, they, and it routinely fall short of what we envision.
Can we honor our ideals and soften to inevitable imperfection? Can we hang on to what we hold dear and, at the same time, nurture a forgiving heart and a compassionate spirit?
Can we make room for goofiness - within and about?