Sunday, September 01, 2013

“Listen Beneath What Seems To Be Said”

I listen with patience and compassion.
I remind myself to forgive my judgments first.
I trust everyone is doing the best they know.
I take good care of me, so I can fully love you.
I never quit on love, no matter what.

When I forget, remind me.
If I make a mistake, let me know.
If I see things differently, accept my point of view.
When I don’t know, let me think about it.

When I seem slow, please allow my slow pace.
When I do things different than you, let me be different.
If I annoy you, step away and distract yourself.
If I criticize you, know I am critical of myself.

When I am judgmental, recognize I am uptight.
When I withdraw, trust I need to be alone.
When I seem uncaring, it’s probably because it is scary.
When I am embarrassed, let me off the hook.

When I deny you, know I am denying myself.
When I neglect you, recognize I have not cared for myself.
When I interrupt, it is because my needs seem greater than yours.
When I am preachy or patronizing, know I need to hear my own messages.

I do not always recognize what I need.
I rarely listen to myself.
I am busy trying to excuse my own mistakes.
I act out to protect myself from harm.

I seek to be heard, because I do not hear me.
I seek to hide, because I am afraid of being seen.
I seek to cover mistakes, because I fear you will reject me.
I seek approval because I do not approve of myself.

All in all, I am using you to be my safe place.
I am hoping you will love me no matter what.
I am wishing you will forgive my errors.
I am longing just to be the best me I can be.

Will you forgive my ignorance and stupidity?
Will you be a safe place for me to learn and grow?
Can you love me as I am and let me become a better me?
Will you be there if I fall or fail or forget?

I need someone to be a safe place.
I need someone to show me a better way.
I need someone to be patient with my learning.
I need someone to Love me.”

Response from all Who Remember Love!
Thank you, Dear One who calls for Love.
Thank you for reminding us to Love.
Thank you for letting us hear you call.
Thank you for waking us up to our own need to Love All!
Betty Lue

You Are A Flower in the Garden of Life

If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing

For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still

So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity

A flower
Cannot be opened
With a hammer.