Since my previous post I’ve been thinking about the fact that I have often resisted aspects of my nature and wished that I were otherwise – witty, commanding, quick on my feet, comfortable in groups, decisive, ambitious, tougher. I’ve sometimes felt that possessing such attributes would make life more straightforward and easier to manage. Reading an article by Kate James of Total Balance recently I was struck by what Kate had to say about being sensitive. Kate says that she used to think that her sensitivity was a flaw that she wanted to change but didn’t know how to. Over time she has come to value her sensitive nature and realises that, despite it sometimes making life more difficult, it enhances her life in wondrous ways. Her words are beautiful and they really resonated with me. When I stop and pay attention I can see that there are many positive qualities in the aspects of my nature that I resist. Noticing them has helped me start to accept and appreciate them more. Thank you Kate!
Yesterday I unexpectedly discovered that Kermit the Frog has a similar message. I obviously didn’t fully appreciate his simple yet wise words as a child but I have had a lot of pleasure revisiting them. What an endearing creature!
“It’s not easy being green. Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves. When I think it could be so much nicer being red, or yellow or gold. Or something much more colourful like that.
It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water. Or stars in the sky.
But green’s the colour of Spring. And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.
When green is all there is to be. It could make you wonder why, but why wonder, why wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine. It’s beautiful and I think it’s what I want to be”