Thursday, October 4, 2012
The long version of "look at this!"
Self reflection on my part has shown that I favor Reuben; I am more empathetic and patient with him. I question whether this is connected to memories of a sympathetic nature following a surgical procedure when he wore cumbersome headgear, or, more likely, admiration for his perseverance and commitment to listening with intention. And I wonder this: If Juan showed insight into his listening issues and expressed a desire to improve in that area, would I extend more patience to him?
Sheesh. Now I'm thinking about grace, which is not where I was when I began writing this post. Ah, but that's the way it often is with self reflection or clarifying exercises, be it writing, movement, meditation or simply carving out intentional time. Perception vs perspective. Images vs imagine. Sight vs see. Hear vs listen. Rorschach tests vs self-analysis.
And to think all I wanted to do was share this lovely photograph with you!