Posts Tagged "growth"

striving for mediocrity

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012

striving for mediocrity

I remember the feeling when I saw gold, silver, blue, and green shiny stars adorning my worn, white paper; I remember the feeling of a “terrific,” a “great job” and a “super” sticker glued to a class project – the sense of approval and acceptance of being “something.”  As a young girl accustomed to accolades, comparison and positive reinforcement, I subconsciously doubted my sense or worth without these warrants – I forgot to celebrate who I was.  Little did I know, this conditioning would kill my innate sense of being.

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summertime unplugged project

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012

summertime unplugged project

I am a contradiction.  At times, I am predictable and safe.  At times, I am rebellious and spontaneous.  At times I am butterfly, full of color and social excitement.  At times, I cannot find a cave dark enough for me to hibernate. Just as the moon waxes and wanes, we too experience these continuous cycles in our lives.  The Tao Te Ching reminds me of this ebb and flow…

Yield and overcome;

Bend and be straight;

Empty and be full;

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wait for me

Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012

wait for me

Why is it so, that my hands can preserve

Precious silk, like a tiny worm, humble

And hidden, creating the softest and

Finest robe for you?

And why is it so,

That my tongue can lash more viciously

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