A lot to digest here, so take in each sentence slowly. One a day is probably best:
-If we expect things or need things to be perfect or even ‘to our liking’ , we have created a certain plan for a very unhappy life.
-We don’t come to God by eliminating our imperfection, but by rejoicing in it because it makes us aware of our need for God’s mercy and love and it keeps us humble.
-The spirituality of poverty is the recognition that myself, by itself, is powerless and ineffective.
-Within the spirituality of imperfection, the quickest ticket to enlightenment is calmly acknowledged littleness. Then you have nothing to prove, protect, or promote. The ego resists , but the soul knows.
– You can show your love to others by not wishing they should be better.
-We must bear patiently not being good….and not being thought good.
St Francis of Assisi
-Patience is being patient with your patience.
Let go of the need to think well of yourself and your situation.
Let go of the need for peace, over and over, and a deeper and broader peace than you can imagine will come to possess you.