The Speaking Tree: Working with ‘what is’


Another guiding article from my fav spiritual writer, if i may call her that..

Once, a story goes, a brother in the community committed a fault. A council was called to decide on what punishment was to be given to him, to which the old and respected Abba Moses was invited, but he refused to go. Then the elders sent someone to him, saying, “Come join us, for everyone is waiting for you”.

So he got up to join them, but carried with him on his shoulder a leaking jug filled with water. The others came out to meet him and seeing the trail of water dripping out behind him from the jug said, “What is this, father?” The old man said to them, “My sins run out behind me, and I do not see them, and today I am coming to judge the errors of another.” When they heard that, they said no more to the brother, but forgave him.

Read more: Yours Faithfully, With Grace


About G...

Evolving and revolving! Douglas Adams & Woody Allen are my soul mates from another era. My quirkiness is an eclectic mix of Jess (New Girl), Dharma and Carrie Bradshaw. Sharing my birthday with Paulo Coelho & Stephen Fry, i'm always reading a book and enjoy having engaging conversations about life and love. I take children, wit and play seriously, very seriously. I'm a renaissance soul who enjoys yoga, vodka with cranberry and doodling. Working in the field of Education and Story-telling, there are only two things i look forward to: Knowing myself and Everything that matters!

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