Crafting Gentleness

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Eyes forward, gentle heart

I found myself thinking last night that I wasn't sure if I had enough courage to keep going with something that I have expended untold energy on over the last number of years. Then I caught myself on, thinking that courage isn't helpfully thought of as a resource that I deplete, but an attitude I work at; you can't deplete an attitude - you can hone it, recalibrate it, craft it, work at it ... And effort doesn't guarantee expected outcomes or even deserve my aspirations. The effort I make is my own business. The emotional work I do, if I do it at all, garners its reward in the living of it. Eyes forward, gentle heart.


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