Friday, June 3, 2011

TRUST IN LIFE'S COMPASSION

I was having a very strenuous time in my marriage and feeling directionless about life, when my daughter - barely 3 at the time, spoke words I can only surmise were channeled by angels. We were in the bathtub, (as we often were on freezing days in Eastern Canada) and in the middle of happily playing by herself - pretending to make beer mind you - she turns to me and says...
  
 

 "MOM, YOU DON'T TRUST. 
WELL... YOU DO TRUST, 
BUT YOU DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE IN LIFE'S COMPASSION."
~ Raksha Boiteau

You wouldn't believe how fast I jumped out of the bathtub to write that down! Never had I heard my child use the words confidence or compassion, let alone in context or the same sentence. She of course went right back to making her beer as if the words were never uttered.

CONFIDENCE IN LIFE'S COMPASSION

Was my lesson that evening - and always. These words never fail to help me re-root my perspective in the bigger picture. Thank you daughter.


PS... Actual bathtub's design has been changed to reflect the poet's imagination.


4 comments:

  1. Kristopher StillwellJune 3, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Rest in whatever life brings, make an effort to interject love not expectation. Bathe in beer kegs with a beautiful woman whenever possible but don't expect it.

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  2. i do remember receiving such SAGE advice from one Raksha at the very same age of 3. What an AMAZING being she truly is. We are blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you so much for sharing Akka B. such a great message for us ALL ~

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  3. Wow....that IS amazing advice! And it is so needed. We tend to think we are always on our own or worse, FIGHTING the universe to get what we want. What a great reminder that it is the other way around :)

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  4. I just came across your blog and I love it. Just wanted to let you know.

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