When you speak your truth you help others. Thank all of you who blog.
I am reminded of how sometimes, I make learning something new more difficult than what it needs to be. In this case the Tibetan language. My fear, insecurities and judgment creep in, then all bets are off. I go from from "What am I doing? This is stupid", to believing that because I don't get it, whatever "it" is, that I'm stupid. The message is I’m broken; something’s wrong with me.
The truth is, this language and way of thinking does not discriminate: it comes up for me whether I'm learning something new, or doing something I've done for years: like meditating. "I should know this already, right?"
Today I was reminded to be o.k. with not knowing. To be o.k. with doing. To let go and not force the situation/solution. Today I won’t be so hard on my self (yes two words) and remember that being a beginner or old-timer at something, is all about having fun. It’s the lessons throughout each stage (new or not) I savor most…especially when it’s not on my timetable but the universe's.