From Eckhart Tolle’s Oneness With All Life (excerpted in O, the Oprah Magazine in the January 2009 issue):
“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
A few years ago, I read a book by Nick Hornby called How to Be Good. It was a hoot of a book about the competition between a man and his wife over who was more “good.” Good. It’s a loaded word. It’s a word that I tried to ‘be’ for years as I was coming of age. I wanted so much to be good that I sometimes forgot to be me. What I found, ultimately, when I allowed myself to be me was that I was inherently good– we all are. So just for today, go out and let your own brand of goodness emerge in that all you do.
* Yeah, this picture has nothing to do with being good. I just got new computer toys and wanted to play.