Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Accept Transformation

I was working on a brochure today for my organization. As I made a change the computer brought up a message box that said, "Accept Transformation". I find my advice from many sources so why not a computer. Today, I felt myself get on this whirlwind for a ride...
my now ex-husband wrote me an email telling me I would only have one opportunity to get my personal items from what was once our home. I just blew up - I was wondering why would anyone who had ever claimed to love you treat you this way. A friend said, "he must be very wounded." I would like to think something more harsh but this wise friend is right.
I think people have not seen me get angry about this but I am. I am rageful but I am careful not to spread my rage - I think it is poisionous to share some of my thoughts with people because in general we are all immersed too much in negativity. I have sectioned off a place in one of my journals where I just rant and rave...where I accuse even the most innocent. Its the only way to help myself get over the fact that I could have ever made such a deep misinterpretation of someone's character.
Everyday I wish to remain positive and move forward...even when I reach a bump in the road.

The message from the Tao

The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.

When rich speculators prosper
while farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and
while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.