July 9, 2004

July 09, 2004 05:35 AM

I listened to this voice and understood why it discouraged me from letting certain things come inside my mind. If I gave careless things my attention, I was being self-destructive. I saw what this attitude was… It was a gift. The gift gave me permission to let myself be happy and to let myself be loved. To cease the gathering of the anger which only endangered . To turn away from its sad hate. To turn towards peace. It has taken me most of this life to climb to this place and look down. Far from self -righteous, I am simply happy in this moment because I have such faith in compassion’s ultimate triumph.

I spoke with Bill Rieflin tonight. I am looking forward to visiting Bill and his wife in Seattle the end of this month. X X X