“ We are NOT human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human. ”
= Jacquelyn Small =
“ Man is willing to accept woman as an equal, as an angel, a machine, an instrument, a womb, a pair of legs, a servant, an ideal or an obscenity; the one thing he won’t accept her as is a human being, a real human being of feminine sex. ”
= D. H. Lawrence =
“ Perhaps the reason men find it difficult to accept women as human beings is because we are not, and deep down everyone knows it. But WOMEN forget their DIVINITY as they go about their daily round. How often do we excuse ourselves with the expression, “ Well, I am only human ! ”
“ We forget we are spiritual beings appearing for a brief span on this planet as humans. ”
“ I certainly forgot that this morning when my daughter stayed home from school because she is sick. Again ! ”
“ In a little while, I will have to take her to the doctor ( healer ) .. and my entire work-day will have been disrupted. I am frustrated and angry, not at Katie – at real life, at deadlines. ”
“ Spiritual Beings do not sweat real life’s small stuff. They also know that most of what drives us crazy in real life is ‘ small stuff ’. The only thing that is NOT small stuff is the REASON You are on Earth in the first place : to find that Portion of the world’s lost heart that only you can ransom with your love and authentic gifts and then return it, so that all of us can experience WHOLENESS. ”
“ A SPIRITUAL BEING knows that the work will be waiting for her when she gets back from the doctor’s office.
“ A SPIRITUAL BEING knows that there is no such thing as a deadline. Deadlines are ‘ chronos ’, the world’s time; DIVINITY only knows ‘ Kairos ’, Eternity. ”
“ The deadline will be met if I remember to ask for GRACE. A SPIRITUAL BEING Knows that the only thing that is NOT small stuff today is caring for comforting a sick child.
“ This SPIRITUAL BEING might also have known that this morning if she had taken five minutes to centre herself. ”
= Sarah Ban Breathnach =
( Excerpted by Subhash Patri )