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Friday, May 11, 2012

A Single Shortcoming

At a gathering of social acquaintances, you may have noticed how simple it is to become aware of others' failings. This one goes on and on. That one has garlicky breath. Another one always talks about his/her health. A fourth keeps looking over your head to see if someone more important than you has arrived. Another clings to you in fear of standing alone, a sixth invariably pulls out photos of the children, and that one over there, that you're trying to avoid, all too often tells you what your political opinions ought to be.

Not a big deal, you might say, and it certainly is not. But what is a big deal, is that in all of this you have not seen your own. Your own shortcoming, I mean. The only one that you can - in fact - do something about: you. But in order to do so, you'll need to cast that eagle eye towards yourself instead of outward. The Dalai Lama said: To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.

It's more useful and it's also much harder. The truthful look at the self - on the path towards finding the connection to our inner core, our soul - is always much more difficult, than the look outside, at all those others in our lives. But if we do it - if we take that look at the self - we must learn how to do it with love.

Have you looked to the self today?

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