If you’re anything like me you have some voices way in the back of your head that are rather critical and have a tendency to question your choices. I’m increasingly interested in quieting these voices as responding to them wastes my time and energy. I’ve come with an idea which I am inclined to share – maybe because I think that might help me along in my endeavor.
First off, I’m going to remember the mantra:
I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
I have found it to be very helpful in resolving unproductive thoughts.
Secondly, I’m going read more of Mary Oliver’s poetry and think of her question often:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Somehow I think that question will help me keep things in perspective.