Each day that I make it home after with and the kids are all up devolves into a grudge match of duties and obligations: do homework, wash dishes, clean the litter, take our the garbage ask while my wife acts as the sarcastic and abusive forewoman. And despite my justified displeasure with the situation what did is my practice if I continue to fall prey to the same defilements again and again?
Tonight I was centered enough to keep my mouth shut but even while I was restrained verbally I was a mess in mind and heart. This is my challenge: not solely to forebear but to do so with a heart of love. I must learn to bear injustice with a smile, hardship with joy and insult without feeling injured.