My mother’s memory and recollection is not what it used to be. I reminded her of my sister’s birthday on the 6th but she adamantly said it was on the 7th.
Despite seeing proof (my sister’s license), she believed the Dept. of Revenue messed up with the date and held onto her misguided belief. Always being right represents an attribute that doesn’t do well in such situations.
My mom taught me a valuable lesson. If you believe something with a closed mind, unwilling to accept other possibilities or the truth, your faith lies in illusion. Long-held or erroneous perceptions of the truth do not make it so.
This encounter made me wonder what illusions I might be believing are truth! What lon-held beliefs were based on misperceptions or illusion? Am I unwilling to accept other possibilities? Am I unwilling to learn truth through my thickheaded attitude? Do I hang onto illusions at the cost of truth? Do I always have to be right? (My husband would put his two cents in on that one!)
How about you?
We all play a divine role, as do mothers. We may not recognize or understand that role or the effects that role may have on others. Yet my mother is who she is and plays her divine role perfectly. And so do you!