This year you do not have to be good — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you Miriam for this wise and thoughtful post. The idea of deserving and not accepting what we believe we don’t deserve does not sit well with me either, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, aside from it felt a bit egotistical and and self-serving, not to mention impractical! Thanks for taking me by the hand and leading me so patiently and carefully to a wiser way of seeing. I have been stuck lately with some uncomfortable problems that I haven’t been able to resolve. Perhaps by sitting quietly with them and dropping my resistance and judgement I may gain some insight that has eluded me, or if not, at least reside more peaceful with the discomfort.
    Wishing you peace, comfort and good cheer in the coming year. ❤️

  2. Thank you thank you. This is a very clear, powerful, useful teaching. I am more liberated for having read it. It’s a truth I need to hear and recognize frequently. I appreciate your authentic voice very much. May your practice thrive. 🙂

  3. Good article, I’ve always questioned the concept of deserving. What I read between the lines is “giving yourself permission” or seeking that permission from others. A bit of a contradiction in terms, if you want it, why the question?
    But it can also be quite sinister, you mention ego, privilege, entitlement, I see leads to superiority, racism, slavery, misogyny, prostitution, poverty, addiction, control, violence and so much more. The German people were told the Jews don’t deserve anything but death.
    On a lighter note… What about the hippos?

  4. Dear Miriam,
    I notice my comment does not really fit as it doesn’t refer to the above post etc.
    I was more looking for a way to contact you and just used the form for the latest post.
    I didnt expect to see the comment there without moderation.
    So sorry if it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Maybe you could hide or delete it once you ve read it?
    Again…many thanks and all the very best for 2019

    • Hello, of course, no problem. I’ve just had to press the ‘trash’ key, which isn’t quite what I wanted but the only one to keep your comment confidential. If you want to email me, go to the contact page of my website, it’s the same website that this blog is on, so just go to the top of the blog page and find ‘contact’. I hope that’s helpful. Many thanks for your good wishes. I’m glad the blog is helpful, I will be posting again today. I hope you find lots of different ways of being supported through 2019. Best wishes, Miriam 🙂

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