"I'm a little bit of everything all rolled into one. I'm a bitch. I'm a lover. I'm a child. I'm a mother. I'm a sinner. I'm a saint. I do not feel ashamed....So take me as I am." --"Bitch" by Meredith Brooks
Sometimes you hear a song without really hearing it. And sometimes, at just the right moment, you can hear it all.
Driving in the car this weekend, "Bitch," by Meredith Brooks came on the radio and it was like I was hearing it for the first time. I don't think I know a better song as an anthem for spiritual practice and the path we are all on.
As Pema Chodron puts it, "Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it's about befriending who we already are."
It's about befriending who we already are - the Bitch. The Lover. The Child. The Mother.
Whoever you are today, make friends with yourself. Love yourself. Embrace who YOU ARE right now.