July 1,2007 – July 4, 2007 “But I want first of all – in fact, as an end to these other desires – to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want, in fact – to borrow from the language of the saints – to live ‘in grace’ as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace, I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony. I am seeking perhaps what Socrates asked for in the prayer from Phaedrus when he said ‘May the outward and inward man be at one.’ I would like to achieve a state of inner spiritual grace which I could function and give as I was meant to in the eye of God.” Gift’s From The Sea Ann Morrow Lindbergh
Every time I read this passage I am in awe of Ann’s ability to put into words what I feel is her soul’s desire .’ To be at peace with myself .’ Why are so many of us striving for this paragon. Why do we feel we are not living ‘in grace’ ? In todays society are we all striving to prominence as the perfect parent or a perfect role model? Maybe being the perfect adult will obliterate any wrong doings of our youth.
her post and almost passed out/fell over/ heart stopped….she was writing about me. I was shocked. I felt like the Grinch
That the Grinch’s small heart Grew three sizes that day! Dr. Suess