Week 2, Day 5 – Life as It Is

I think what is strong and good in my life is what sees me through most things. I think one of my strengths is my patience with me and others. I know that I and others am works in progress. I do not expect myself or others to be transformed over night. Nor do I expect others to be as committed to their evolution as I am. I tend to be positive. I allowed myself to get hurt pretty deeply and went through this time of intensive healing and transformation. Ever since I removed myself from the cave in which I had been living, thank you Aristotle, I have become increasingly used to living in the light. It is an amazing thing that happens when you take the shackles off your soul and begin loving yourself and cleansing yourself of all the lies that you had internalized.
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Week 1, Day 5 – Patience

If I made a list of ten people in my life who have taught me invaluable lessons they would be the following: 1. My bubby, which is Yiddish for grandmother, who taught me to silence my self and listen to the spirit within. 2. my wife, Zoe Davis, who taught me that love was and can be unconditional. 3. Miguel Don Ruiz whose writings helped me bring an end to my own suffering. 4. Osho, whose writings helped me to understand the difference between belief and faith 5. Dr. Diane Samdahl, who gave me the courage to face my demons and insecurities 6. Meg Christian, who reminded me that it is all about the journey and that “great wisdom from painful experience is an inside job!” 7. my mother, Roslyn Kamin Jacobson, who taught me that love was the greatest gift one could give 8. my son, Nicholas Maurice Chambers Jacobson Johnson, who taught me the transformative power of love and faith. 9. Jorge Rieger, who is a constant reminder to me that the larger our welcome and affirming of human diversity is, the greater our understanding of the Creator is. 10. my father, Avram Lyon Jacobson, who taught me the importance of being responsible for one’s behavior and words.
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