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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Once upon a time

It is quiet this morning. I sit here listening to my music while getting up the energy to take a shower and get some work done. I ran away from home again this weekend, and am sitting in rural AZ wishing that I lived out here instead of the city.

Peace is so easy to achieve, but hard to maintain. I can control my own actions and emotions, but can not control anyone else's. I need to learn to live my life realizing that I don't need to fix everyone. People will grow when they wish to grow, and learn through their own efforts. I can be there to guide them, but I can not force that growth.

Emotional growth is like a flower in that aspect. You can force an early bloom, and often it is breathtakingly beautiful. Then, it fades quickly, and the plant itself frequently suffers and never quite recovers.

I have a lot to do today. I have homework and some paperwork I brought with me, plus there are always things to do around here. I have found I actually like being busy and will find things to do when presented with down time.

I need to get back on track with school. I have let it go, and am now starting to feel some urgency with it. I will definitely work on homework during my down time this weekend (although after my shower... ).

I had lost my spirituality for a while, and I think I am starting to regain it. I am re-finding that sense of wonder at the world around me. The moon is full, and things are blooming.
Spring is in the air, and I am finding myself blooming too.

One last thing:
I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells; for when you are at that center within you, and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.
~ Crazy Horse, Lakota