Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

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Letter to My Grandson

On Dec 6, 2011 kvakutty wrote:


Our troubles don’t last, they linger
for a while and vanish. We should
not entertain in memory and recall
them to savor the feel of self-pity.
When a man in sorrow is seen by
his dear ones  he feels diminished.
If left alone, he gathers  sufficient
strength to accept it with courage.
A contrived laughter is no gift to
those whom we love. It exercises
the muscles. A genuine  laughter
gives joy to oneself and others.
Joy and grief follow each other.
Viewed as a cycle, they are seen
as inevitable. Darkness is not for
ever. Light comes to displace it .

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