I was given this poem recently - and what a gift.I think of it when an emotion seizes me that I don’t necessarily want to entertain.
I have found it difficult to accept all the many sides of me, especially when they’re flung in my face during an emotional dialogue.
I am learning to accept all the different angles, to invite them all in and to love all of me, not only the easiest parts. The sweet parts that I see
reflected in my children and the bad parts too that chafe and ache like a thorn in my side - a constant reminder that I have a long long way to go on this journey of mine.

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