16th March - ADOLESCENCE
Today I will be patient with my inner adolescent.
A cacophony of sound assaults the ears as a symphony orchestra tunes their instruments. The disquieting bleats, screeches and bellows are quite unlike the harmonious and beautiful music to come. If patrons prejudge the scheduled performance solely by the tune-up, they would leave in a huff, never guessing the splendour of the music to follow.
Adolescence is like the tuning of a symphony orchestra. A whirlwind of emotions, decisions and actions creates distortion and confusion for adolescents and adults alike. It takes a good amount of patience to outlast the cacophony and await a beautiful symphony. Sometimes I am once again an adolescent, creating ugly, disjointed noises of my own. Too often I become discouraged by mistaking this confusion for the end result. Today I will see it as the tuning-up process, the preparation for a great symphony to come.
"Daily Affirmations for the Inner Child" by Roselle Lerner (1990) p.75