When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation can change. – Thich Nhat Hahn
i would like to see the sentiment from above not just be applied to interpersonal issues we have, but political issues we have as well. it is a very tough time in the world and gentler hearts are needed.
- my bean boots are looking ragged, but they are pushing 5 years old. i will wear them until the souls fall off.
- Solstice was away with Darin in Michigan for a few weeks. it’s good to have him back. it’s official: my woods walks are now motivated by my pup.
- speaking of woods walks, i’m about to go on another one before work!