ringing in temperance and compassion
“Obsession is a young man’s game.” ~From the film The Prestige
I just watched this fabulous film which is rich with layers of narrative about the human condition, the restless, conflicted soul and obsession. It’s sometimes hard to see one’s shadow and inner conflict reflected back but that is a function of art, not unlike relationships.
I see how I have engendered and engaged in obsession my relationships. (It’s exciting until it’s not.)
I see how utterly destructive it can be.
A more compassionate way of being replaces obsession with temperance and aggression with vulnerability.
I hereby proclaim 2011 to be The Year of Compassion, at least for me.
And so it is.