Caring for Community and Relationships is Personal

Spirit asks me if I practice caring for my home.

I don’t need to practice. I know how to do that.

Do you do it?

Yes.

How well do you do it?

As well as I can, all things considered.

What things?

The time available, my energy level, and
my interest in doing so at any particular
time.

So, caring for your home is a job?

Not as a paid job. It is a duty.

A duty to whom?

To myself.

Why?

I enjoy living in a clean and well
cared for home.

Yes.

Where is this line of questioning going?

To your community and to your relationships.

Caring wise or duty wise?

Yes.

As with my home, I do what I can.

All things considered?

Yes.

What things?

Is this a second verse or round two?

No.

Then, what?

With personal possessions we have
a personal interest to care for them.

Surely we also have a personal interest
to care for our community and
relationships.

Yes.

I walked into that one.

Yes.

Living this moment brings us to the next one.

Spirit tells me that

I cannot move beyond

What I am, but, that

I have moved beyond

What I once was, or

Where I once was,

Which is another way of

Saying the same thing.

 

We are moving forward,

He assures me, when I

Get discouraged and wonder

If I am going anywhere

Along the path of

Enlightenment.

 

Many grade three students

Want to be in grade five, but

We must accept that we can usually

Only advance one grade

At a time.

 

Trust me, He asks,

That we will get there,

Wherever there is,

And beyond.

 

But, for now, we are

Where we are. So,

Let’s enjoy who we are, now.

 

Living this moment

Brings us

 To the next one.