Keep Walking

I love Daniel Collinsworth’s post “Finding Greatness in Your Imperfection” on his blog Metta Drum.

He includes a wonderful quote by Ram Dass, which I believe to be true.

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion—and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.  —Ram Dass

It’s hard work reminding myself that I’m human and that I’ll make mistakes.  It’s hard work to forgive myself when I’ve done something stupid.  It’s hard work, this living graciously and compassionately—both with others and myself.

So, I keep walking.

[Post image: Busy Street by Canadian Sc on stock.xchng]


  1. Lindsey
    Oct 25, 2011

    Beautiful words, beautiful conclusion. Yes, yes, yes. It’s hard work for me too. And reading what you share here helps me keep walking. Thank you. xox

  2. Sylvia
    Oct 25, 2011

    Thank you Elissa. Wish the world was full of more love and compassion.

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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