“To be free, to come to terms with our lives, we have to have a direct experience of ourselves as we really are, dark side, warts and all”
“I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.”
I was talking to a friend last night about our daily struggles, our adoption trauma that never ends, my little blind dachshund that is declining in health, my own declining health. Facing my own mortality, loss of what used to be a different life, loss of a mother, loss of a family. Loss of my friends in Nepal and so many other lives.
So many losses, so much pain. From the past, the present and the soon to be.
Instinctively, we try to avoid pain. It’s ugly and messy. In fact, these experiences come to teach us that joy and sorrow are two sides of one coin and you can’t have one without the other. Give yourself a shake, open your eyes…
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