Sunday, February 12, 2012

Living in light through the cracks





February 12, 2012

Dear friends,

The “not enough” sense that we sometimes experience has a dangerous potential to lead us into obsessive self-condemnation. Self-blame is not the only option, however. The sense of "not enough" can serve as the precussor to significant growth.

A friend reminded me this week of lyrics by Leonard Cohen:

            Ring the bells that still can ring.
            Give up your perfect offering.
            There’s a crack in everything.
            That’s how the light gets in.

Utilizing the light that filters into our lives through the cracks requires, however, that we choose to stand where that light falls.

Gaining self-knowledge is, I think, a life-long responsibility. Learning to live into that self-knowledge without shame is a life-long challenge.

Seeking with you to embrace and live into those slender shafts of truth that come as light through the cracks.


See you next week.



Gay

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