Saturday, September 21, 2013

That's Awkward!

"Buddhism teaches that we should embrace awkwardness; that this feeling is a signal that we are on the right path toward growth. By embracing awkwardness, we begin to drop the ego's desire to project an image that defends us from experiencing our true, tender selves. We might think that others are impressed when we appear sophisticated, professional, witty, cool, or clever, but this teaching reminds us that we are most impressive when we are authentic." from Five Minutes on Mondays by Alan Lurie, Rabbi, Managing Director of a real estate firm and licensed architect.

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i am all for embracing the awkward....ha

messymimi said...

Yes, growing up to become who you really are is awkward.

Red said...

This makes a lot of sense. And since I'm an awkward person I really like this.

ellen abbott said...

I can't help but embrace the awkward. I have found that owning it is much easier than trying to disguise it.

Kay said...

I love it that a rabbi is quoting Buddhist teaching. Isn't it wonderful that we can all learn from each other if we makes ourselves open to it, no matter how awkward?

Pauline said...

our true, tender selves - that's such a wonderful thought

Hilary said...

Makes good sense. And darned if I have a lot to embrace.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Our true tender self -
I like that...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Very interesting point of view. Best wishes.