My friend Ann sent me actual mail the other day, with a post-it note attached, which reads:
I meditate. I burn candles. I drink green tea. And still I want to smack someone.
I laughed all day long.
That’s the journey, right there, isn’t it? I do meditate – though none of us thinks we meditate enough, including, I expect, the Dalai Lama. I burn candles – as long as they’re unscented. I drink tons of the many different kinds of green tea.
And while I may not actually want to smack them, I often have a pretty strong opinion about what they should or should not be doing to make this a better place.
The hardest thing on this journey for me (up until now, as I can hear all my friends say) is to let everyone else have their own journey, and not help/push/shove them along their appropriate (my version) path.
So I am still laughing about that silly post-it.