Wednesdays (with Words)
At my best I am simply a faithful companion, watching for the wholeness embedded deep within their fear and confusion…
My work is to be good company, to allow them to lean for a time on my unshakable belief in their inner fire. Even on the good days I can’t do more than this. Then slowly, in their own time, they begin to feel and taste the possibility of this wholeness.
–Wayne Muller in Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives He’s talking about his work as a therapist, but I think it’s a pretty fair description of my homeschooling work as well!
This makes me think of what one Ambleside training course often repeats, “It is good to be me here with you.” I struggle with just being present and feeling that I am doing “enough”. In the end, our presence does more than we can grasp and and gives others the strength to be who they are. This is a fabulous quote!
What a blessed attitude–for the mama and the child. It is good to be me here with you. Yes!
I am reading this book right now and the whole read is filling my soul with comfort.
It’s such a treasure. I’m savoring it slowly on sabbaths!
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