Refuse to become myself ...

I have to drive to Cedar Rapids weekly for allergy shots.

At first I was bummed.

Two or three wasted hours every week.

But I was wrong ...

Because I decided to listen to podcasts from the

weekly radio show, "On Being."

I listened to one on the way down,

one on the way back.

And the interviews were stunning.

I was especially touched by the poet/philosopher

David Whyte.

In his interview he said this:

"Human beings are the only creatures on this earth who can refuse to become themselves."

This thought took my breath away ...

and I immediately found myself praying,

"Oh God,

please, 

please,

please

do not let me

refuse

to become

myself."

AMEN