Unity can be an illusive thing
We know what it is theoretically
But what does it mean in practice?
We know we must be loving
But are we always?
We have good intentions
But sometimes we’re misunderstood
We want to creat harmony
But by what means?
There is a lot of hurt in our communities
But does that justify hurting someone else’s feelings?
We are still so flawed and need to learn many things
But we are on our way to perfection and unity
We have to be very patient with one another on this way
Sometimes we will learn our lessons the hard way
Sometimes we need to forgive and forget
The human condition is a complicated one
We know what we must do
But do we know how always?
July 5th, 2021
Why do I refuse to bandage an ankle that hurts?
Why do I refuse to acknowledge that it needs rest?
Why do I wish for the pain to go away on its own
Why don’t I listen to the signals my body sends?
Why do I forget so easily to rest?
Why do I forget that healing takes time?
Why haven’t I conquered the impatience in me?
But then again, why not?
We are all beautifully flawed!
We are slow to change
Slow to learn
And get set in our ways
I definitely do!
That doesn’t mean I’m not going to improve my ways
It means I’ll be gentle with myself when I make mistakes
The human condition requires that we err
Requires that we accept that we err
So, I acknowledge my mistakes
Don’t dwell on them too long
File them in my memory bank
And hope that I will remember next time
But somehow I have a feeling I may forget…
Learning is slow, it takes time!
June 2nd, 2013