May I see my own limits with compassion, just as I view the limits of others. ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX
While traveling in Italy, I realize the same thoughts, fears, passions, concerns I have when I’m at home. They are with me now, I do not escape them. In the early 70’s, I was a young man working in the hospitality business in Miami, Florida. It was during that time when I learned that most people who go to escape their thoughts and fears on vacation, bring them with them. As I traverse the hills of Tuscany I hear and feel the same concerns and issues. Perhaps its because of our connected society and our connection to it, or perhaps it’s just our human nature to stay connected, I think it’s our nature.
While I am one who wishes to stay connected, I still feel the emotional pull, struggle, concerns, and fears, in addition to all that the new environment I need to navigate. It is stressful to travel. Today, I will be compassionate to my limitations and needs, and recognize others have the same. Giddy-up
”Blessings on your journey”