Who We Are vs What We Want

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This morning I attended a seminar on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). It occurs when a mom uses and/or abuses drugs during pregnancy and the baby is born addicted. We watched a video of a baby detoxing, complete with shaking, screaming and other withdrawal behaviors. It was a difficult but powerful reminder that who we are, what we do, can have devastating consequences upon others.

A mark of wisdom and maturity is the ability to consider how our choices and attitudes impact those we encounter on life’s path. It is the willingness to relinquish our rights, desires, preferences so that others can benefit. It is the truth that who we are matters more than what we want.

blessings,
@BrianLoging
http://www.thewannabesaint.com

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About thewannabesaint.com

thewannabesaint.com is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging, brian@thewannabesaint.com, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

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