Martine Brennan South Kerry 2012
I'm not where I want to be.
I feel impatient.
I feel discouraged.
I feel like giving up!
I go into the 'why is it taking me so long?'
'What is wrong with me?'
I mean to say 'what is WRONG with me?'
Then in my haste and my self-judgement I look for a solution outside myself.
I look for some other person to 'fix me' and make it right...now.
And I lose myself and all my inner wisdom about what is right for me.
I have wasted so much time this way.
(Maybe you have too!)
But sometimes, only sometimes...
I can know that I am tired or hungry or lonely.
And if I meet that immediate need,
if I sleep or eat or have a good chat with someone who loves me,
I will feel better.
If I take care of myself today, everything will look brighter.
And I will be better able for tomorrow, when it comes.