This unusual quote set me to ponder, is that true. Scanning back over life experiences and the thousands of folks I’ve come in contact with I’m inclined to agree. What do you think?
Even if not a believer it is a profound truth of life that what we are becoming is far more important than where we are going or what we are achieving.
I’ve found some of the toughest times in life have softened and molded my character transforming the arrogance and pride of my youth to more patience and compassion.
On stating that a very opinionated and argumentative family member reminded me of myself at that age. My youngest daughter, bless her heart, said, “but mum I can’t imagine you ever being like that.” I laughed, and said you’d never believe how much “tenderizing” it took to get me this far!
The secret of contentment in old age is being at peace with yourself, liking who you have become (even if we are none of us perfect.) No great achievement can satisfy if we cannot look to our heart with the peace of surrender.
from June 2014
Life within its essence is found within the heart,
The playing of a symphony in which we have our part.
The thrilling of the fiddle, the sax’s sexy ring
The heart feel of the violin, that moves most anything,
Triumphant peel of trumpets, the bass’s steady beat
That rings within our senses and drives us to our feet.
The rhythm of percussion that keep us dancing on
When zeal has left our bodies yet we’re still amidst the throng.
Now will you play the cello or will you strum the bass
Will you choose to be discordant or your music interlace?
Oh life can be a melody of music quite divine
If you just tune up your instrument before you step in line.
If you listen to the rhythm, if you step into the style
Or even stand in silence and just listen for a while.
If you learn to…
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