Friday, June 25, 2010

Do you love yourself?

Ever since we are children, we are asked: do you love daddy? Do you love auntie? Do you love your teacher?


Nobody asks: do you love yourself?



And we end up spending a good deal of our life and energy trying to please others. But what about ourselves? Anthony Mello has a fine story on this subject.



Mother and son are in a restaurant. After taking the mother’s order, the waitress turns to the boy:

“And what will you be wanting?”

“A hotdog.”

“Nothing of the sort,” says the mother. “He wants a steak and a salad.”



Ignoring the comment, the waitress asks the boy:

“Do you want that with mustard or ketchup?”

“Both,” answers the boy.

And then he turns to the mother in surprise:



“Mother! SHE THINKS THAT I EXIST!”

Monday, June 21, 2010

ambivalence of life...


found it scrambled in some old dairy..parched but true...

how easy it is to hurt anybody
how difficult it is to heal...

how easy it is to hold grudges
how difficult to forgive..

how easy to judge someone
how difficult to accept..

how easy it is to bereft someone of hope
how difficult to instill long lost hope again..

how easy to replace lost time with gifts
how difficult to sit and hear...

how easy to criticise
how difficult to understand...

how easy to be stone hearted
how diff to be sensitive...

how easy to end relations
how difficult to preserve them...

how easy to end up depressed
how difficult to see a bright ray...

how easy to land in drugs,smoke and hallucinations
how difficult to have courage to shun them....

how easy it is to be rude
how difficult to be courteous...

how easy to feel deprived
how difficult to feel bountiful...

how easy to chase
how difficult to let go...

how easy life seems and difficult turns in way...
tread we must the terrains
and let loose the heart reins...