The Chinese Cracked Pot!

The Chinese Cracked Pot "A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself because this crack in my side causes water to leak all the way back to your house.” The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only … [Read more...]

Under the Cloud Cover!

UNDER THE CLOUD COVER Thoughts swirling around like a leaf in a whirlwind. Pulling me down in to a miasma of self-doubt, insecurity and pity. Haven't seen this place for a very long time. Watching. Questioning. Watching. Wondering. Watching. Struggling. Watching. Moments of connection to the Divine however fleeting. Knowing all is not lost. Finally letting go! Let it be! Nothing to do! Knowing this storm will also pass. The clouds part and once more the sun shines. Back to the centre Balance returned My inner calm is never far away. … [Read more...]