March 17, 2007
Liz published this at 6:14 am
Looking and Seeing
When I get stressed or pulled like a wire, my expectations for others creep higher. I don’t see things the way they are, I sometimes get stuck in my head and lose track of the people around me. I sometimes forget that people don’t do things to make my life harder.
I’m learning to pay attention to when I get off like that. It usually starts with need to walk faster, faster, faster.
The minute I start to think I should run is the minute I need to walk slower. That’s the time to breathe and reconnect my heart to my head.
When I start to hide behind the work on my desk . . . when I start to climb too far into my head, I listen to music. I listen again when I start to think the world is on my shoulders. I use music to remind me that I’m not what the center. I’m not where everyone should be looking. I listen to music to remind me that sometimes I don’t see everything.
You must choose compassion over right
and the best place to start is with yourself tonight.
see the innocence in of a crying friend.
see the innocence to your guilty end
see the innocence now — the child in all of us. . . .
Understand the ones you help the most
What they don’t know now accept them for who they are.
see the innocence of someone else
see the innocence to improve yourself
see the innocence now it’s not that hard to see. . . .
If I had and you had one last call to make
Who would and what would you say . . .?
Why’d you take so long?
See the innocence. It’s not that hard to see. . . .
– Tommy Henriksen, See the Innocence.
Sometimes I don’t listen to the music, I just think about the words.
We can change the world — just like that.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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