- the concept here is that people are not perfect...
we can have good sides and bad sides.... as we see
and we can have all kinds of intelligences -
or abilities -
we all have gifts....
i guess - though an important image to me -
that was taught to me by a beautiful person - Steve Isaacman.
was that of
which - transferred to my case at that time-
'my talents - my abilities were not enough '
he framed the idea - in saying we can see this
too like the story of 'adam and eve'
they had the confidence - and maybe the unwitting carefree attitude
their consciousness had not been aware yet -
that they were not perfect... and so....
.....when they came to their tragic mistakes -
and realized their falibility - their limitation -
they were overcome with grief -
overcome with remorse - and shame -
we are not perfect..
we are human.....
and so they left that 'garden'....
i know i have faced this before - and remembering it - brings much sadness
again...- it happened when i realized my talents - my intelligence -
were not enough ....
the same lesson from the tragedy of the past ---
it is something that reassures me too now - when dealing with others -
and prepares me for maybe not the 'perfect' meeting -
i can see the good in them - and yes - the struggles they have
or the imperfections or difficulties - and yep excellences .....
we are all not good at everything -
even at relating - to each other -
but we can still be good people
have good hearts - in some ways -
and yes - be a little aggravating
but it seems most people can be
i think this knowledge for me - helps me deal.
and know - eh - well - i tried my best -
when dealing with folks though -
- it doesn't mean i am blind either -
believe me -
after dealing with my father - i see pretty much everybody's qualities
- ways of being etc,,,now
and i still make mistakes - fumbling for connection
but we all make mistakes - and learn...
in an awkward - spastic sometimes foolish way..
i have a bit of Candide - in me - and yep the mind's a bit broken
but i have to embrace it all -
it does give me thoughts of William Shakespeare's line
about the qualties of relationships - social farts -
stumbling through life and struggle - and yes learning about relating....
'what fool we mortals be....'
at this point - though life can be scary -
i think fools are pretty great.