Thank you, Kathleen, for including your letter and your earlier posting. Yes, this indeed is a very challenging time to be at our best.
I find myself repeating to my adult children to be especially patient with themselves and others and to recognize that everyone is under all kinds of pressures in ways we cannot see. It is very hard to be at our best today and hearing you desire to, “walk the talk” is helpful. I find it difficult to know which “talk” to start with.
Even when practicing silence and attempting in prayer to quietly listen, I feel diminished by so many distractions. Such is my experience.
I let go of my desire for power and control, over myself.
In my spiritual infancy, unsteady steps towards walk the talk through The Welcoming Prayer.