Tuesday, March 8, 2011

quiet thoughts today

"Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.  We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved.  They come together and they fall apart.  Then they come together again and fall apart again.  It's just like that.  The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen:  room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy."  Pema Chödrön
       this falling apart the quote speaks of is what my life looks like right now.
and so many lives that i am entwined with.
i am practicing mindful and deliberate gratitude, actively looking for the good, the lovely, and the miracles that are all mixed in with the pain and the grief.
today has been a mixture
of emotions
i welcome tomorrow and all it holds for us.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Tania... I hear you. I'm quickly realizing that no magical year, month or even week is going to come along that protects us from lifes up and downs. As soon as 1 is closing teh next is already on the horizon. I suppose their is comfort in knowing that all our lives are facing similar struggles. I'd like to meet the family who is not.
    I'm sorry Tania that things are going as such... I pray that the Lord carries you and your family hrough this time. May His grace hold you and provide for you the wisdom and insight needed to navigate through.

    By the by.. put the kettle on.. only 10 more sleeps till we hit the road.. :)