It is wonderful some of us are happy.
The rest live in pain.
What we fail to realize, in order to feel well,
are the tragedies that continue in the name of peace.
What we hold onto, despite the horrors,
behaviors ingrained and never changed.
What if we found beauty in all things
even those we retreat from in shock?
There is no condemnation in circumstances. If we step back and criticize ourselves, learn something about our humanness, we would recognize, no matter our beliefs, we fail to measure up in love. Love of all. An opportunity exists to stop and pause, consider what it means to be alive. A moment to realize, it is us that needs to heal.
Those who walk in a path of wisdom,
Those who face themselves in the mirror,
Those who are willing to consider they are wrong,
They are the ones who win.
The story of the woman at the well is an inspirational tale. Everyone turned away from her ugliness and Jesus turned towards her with great compassion. He listened. Love wins hearts and hope spurns us on. How many people are lost in this world? Who will we choose to listen and hear? We are meant to share the good and the bad. We must never turn away in fear.
We often walk through darkness to realize what is light. The beauty of life is disguised. The moon shines, but what does it hide? The wow moments catch our breath. Blessings, time to refresh so we can face the absurdity. For me they are mountains and oceans and feeling the sun on my face. The dark moments highlight human compassion, show us people are real.
“Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all.”“Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.”“The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.”–Sharon L. Adler
Then, after three days they found Jesus in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. Luke 2:46