As I walked the woods today I am aware if my own transformation. I came to Mt. Irenaeus almost a dozen years ago. In that time I have slowly been transformed to a more loving person. I’m not even aware of it most of the time. That is not to say that I’m never irked or peeved, but I’m capable of more love than I was and that’s because I love myself more. I’ve forgiven and accepted myself which is so vital to transformation and it’s come about not due to my own striving or efforts. I have become still and let God do the work.