Weaver of Dreams * Spinner of Yarns * Sewing to Mend the Soul
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I am grateful for the many great thinkers and teacher throughout time. Seems when I need words of wisdom I find them. I was a bit out of sorts so I started reading my collected Merton quotes and this one popped!
“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.” – Thomas Merton, Journal, October 2, 1958
I have a Reiki Practice. I have been putting myself out there more in order to expand my work. Sometimes the work is judged and I feel challenged. But it is a part of "what I already am".
So with acceptance I continue and open to the possibilities. Thanks Thomas!