Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Good Mother

We say, "A good father is not a good father."  
Do you understand?  
One who thinks he is a good father is not a good father; 
one who thinks he is not a good husband is not a good husband.  
One who thinks he is one of the worst husbands 
may be a good husband with a single-hearted effort.
Suzuki Roshi, Zen Mind, Beginner Mind

I remember the first time I read these words.  I immediately got defensive.  A hundred different defensive replies came to mind.  




So many thoughts.

After I was done justifying myself, after every ounce of excuse ran out, I stopped, and smiled.

I understood.

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