I grew up in the South where the four major food groups were sugar, salt, bacon, and bourbon. I am trying to take Robin’s message* to heart, but the habits of a lifetime are not easily changed. Then I came across the following from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali which inspired me to try again – for the 4,337th time. But maybe this time it will stick a bit better, for, as one writer said, “In 'Gitanjali,' I found wisdom, lost it, and found it again.”**
LIFE OF MY life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs. I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind. I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart. And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.
- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali 4, 1912
July 29, 2020
*See previous post.
**Francis Xavier Clooney, National Catholic Reporter, Jan 2, 2017
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