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Blessed Beyond Measure?

We are too fragile to have the wisdom or strength

Sanibel Island Beach Sunflower

 

(photo: This flower is the first sign experienced after Cooper’s death. It is bowing a bit, in reverence of the pain.)

We can not lean on our own understanding.

We are too fragile to have the wisdom or strength.

So we lean on the mysteries of Faith (and Hope, and Love).

And by lean, we mean surrender.

Completely.

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Busy...Dreadfully Busy

The pain we see in the souls of others is suffocating

Parking lot fender bender
Ouch

 

Parking lot fender bender
This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back… or it could be a minor inconvenience. We never know.

 

The pain we see in the souls of others is suffocating.

Assuming we can catch our own breath and pause long enough to pay attention to the world around us.

Keep breathing.

Get your oxygen mask on and then try to help as many others as possible.

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Authenticity

Suffering does not make us strong unless we give it permission

Sanibel Summer Sunset from Mitchell's Sand Castles

 

(photo: The first sunset of the annual Summer beach trip to Sanibel Island – our life will have a sunset too… will it be peaceful?)

Suffering does not make us weak unless we give it permission.

Suffering does not make us strong unless we give it permission.

Permission is only granted by one person.

One person only.

We know this.

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The Other Side

We hurt because we have expectations that we can avoid pain and suffering

Mid Life Celebration book at LAX
The expectation is that this little book puts a dent in the Universe. It would be easier to lower the expectations.

 

We hurt because we have expectations that we can be the exception and somehow avoid pain and suffering.

Do the math.

No one is immune.

Ever.

In the history of the world.

Why would it be any different for us?

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Authenticity

A harsh reality and an astonishing paradox

iPhone 5s out of stock sign at Apple Store
A harsh reality is that some people will have to wait, or compromise, even if it’s painful

 

A harsh reality.

And an astonishing paradox.

The opposite of knowing where we are going and how to get there is being lost and clueless.

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