Wednesday, May 7, 2008

more on chairs...

I was surfing on my laptop tonight watching Top Chef with Savan and finally found the blog I referred to earlier last week in my chair/denial post and I wanted to share it with you all. Its from the Fully Caffeinated blog


"There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it; I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here."Clarissa Pinkola Estes American Author, Poet and Psychologist

I've been looking for a particular mantra, one that I can use to shut out the voices on the outside of me, that threaten to drown out my inner voice.

This is it, "I do not keep a chair for it."

When the noise starts to deafen I am going to acknowledge it, merely observe it, and let it go back from whence it came.

I do not need to make others wrong for me to be right.

I do not need to justify/explain/correct/set the record straight.

I do not need to keep a chair for anything I don't choose to, even if it would please others a great deal if I did.

I know why I came here, I think

I know who I serve, pretty much

I know who sent me here, kinda

I will hold a chair for

I Think, Pretty Much, and Kinda.

I've got plans for them. I will entertain them and allow them to eat from my plate, freely, until I Think, Pretty Much and Kinda grow so big and so strong THEY entertain and feed ME.


The Hussy Housewife said...

love those! Very true.