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Sue Ellen Wolcott says
November 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm
Maybe I need to give myself permission to also remember the successes? To remember the depth of pleasure when I succeed, as well as the depth of pain when I fail? To remember the expandingness of the successes, and well as the constrictingness of the failures?
I don’t remember being given this sort of permission from outside myself in my youth. Rather, I remember it’s being discouraged as the sin of Pride, and as an invitation to the coming of even greater failures than previously experienced (“Pride goeth before a Fall.”) The ever-presence of pain and avoidance of pain were more likely to be taught.
So, maybe I need to give myself this permission, from within.